It is totally OK. There is a lot of pressure on teens to pair up romantically early on. Every person is different in terms of their comfort level. What’s right for one person isn’t necessarily a good fit for someone else.
Lots of people aren’t interested in relationships until their late teens or even their twenties. They have other interests that rank higher on their list of priorities. Maybe they’re working hard at getting into a good college or really involved in a sport. Maybe they like being independent.
While it may seem like everyone else is in a relationship, the truth of the matter is they’re not. Do what’s right for you and don’t worry so much about what other people are doing or thinking.
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My partner is pressuring me to take drugs or get drunk before we have sex. What should I do? What should I say?
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