I am 15 years old and was recently dumped by my boyfriend of 1 year. We started dating my Freshman year of high school and now we're broken up and I'm very upset. I am the only one of my friends who doesn't have a boyfriend and I'll probably be the only one who doesn't have a date for prom. I'm stressing. What should I do to get over this guy. :(
Crying Teenager in GB
Dear Crying Teenager,
I have to say, you have a case of "Taylor Swift Syndrome" and how cliche' is it that you're 15?! I was 15 once too and was also dumped by my boyfriend at 15...to be blunt...it sucked. You are starting a new chapter of your life. High school is going to change you and open many doors to you and you're going to decide on colleges and what career choices to take. The reason why I say you might have a case of the "Taylor Swift" is that if you listen to many of her songs, she was banking on long term relationships and maybe even marriage with some of these guys, and she was 15, 16, and 17 when she wrote them. It is important to remember that you are just a kid, and you should embrace it. Take advantage of exploring where your life is taking you and don't concentrate on something as permanent as marriage. Yes, you got dumped, but who cares!? You're going to break a few hearts too in life. Also, don't let your friends influence relationships. If you and this guy are not meant to be, don't let the pressures of what your friends are doing lead you to go a different way than what your heart is saying. Enjoy your adolescence because you're going to miss it someday.