Somehow the time has flown, and Emma, my 16-year-old daughter with celiac disease, is starting to date. What if her boyfriend thinks she is high maintenance?
My husband and I have the average parental concerns: Who she is going out with? Will Emma be embarrassed to tell her date she is gluten free and cheat on her diet? I can remember my own first dates and puppy love, and I certainly didn’t want my parents nosing in on my relationships. Dating is new territory in gluten-free adolescence, and it’s a good idea for both parents and children to be prepared.
degenerated to develop and express lust instead of affection, honor, and admiration. What do kisses mean when given out like pretzels and robbed of sacredness?
” “Any dating or pairing off in social contacts should be postponed until at least the age of 16 or older, and even then there should still be much judgment used in selections and in the seriousness.
I don’t see this woman’s reaction as a "generational thing." In fact, it almost seems contrary to what society is touting for relationships.
It’s also hard, excruciating, joyful, hurtful, and incredibly fulfilling — at least this is what married people tell me, and from watching them, I believe it.
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QUESTION: A younger relative of mine was recently seriously rebuffed by his lady friend (they are both in their 30's) for asking if he could kiss her.
They have been seeing each other very seriously for a while, and he has wanted some indication of her affection for him. HE SAID: Affection within a dating relationship will always be a much disputed and often heated debate.
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