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Dear Dish-It: Is It Puppy Love?

Dear Dish-It,

My boyfriend's name is Corey and we've been going out for almost a year. He wants to marry me and have kids. But sadly we are in two different states. Do you think we would or are we too young and its just puppy love? (I'm 14 and he is 17.)

Haley


Dear Haley,


Only you know whether or not what you feel for your boyfriend is puppy love or more. And, only time will tell whether you two end up together forever, or if you grow out of the relationship, move on, and find new partners to love.


To give you a better idea of the difference between puppy love and a deeper kind of lasting love, here are some other kids' thoughts on the subject.


Caroline, 15: "A crush is totally different than love because a crush is the feeling that you really like them because they're cute. But love is like to trust, care, worry, and know each other better than anyone else. I'm totally in love with my boyfriend."


Anthony, 16: "She gets me like no other person or any other relationship I've ever had. We just have this amazing connection between each other, we're able to talk about whatever with each other."


Davia, 17: A crush is filled with infatuation. But you know it's love when he sticks by your side when you get into a car accident, or even when your hair isn't done, or when your clothes don't match."


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    -Gwen9-- posted in Friends:
    "jordand08" wrote:Thank you.You're welcome. :)
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    donteatcarrots
    talk to the person you're closest too. yes, you said you don't get close with people, but there's probably one person who you speak to more often than others- talk to that person.
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    donteatcarrots posted in Friends:
    Don't worry too much- it's only your first relationship- but I'd sit down with him at one point, and discuss what makes you uncomfortable, eg; if you know what I mean...
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    donteatcarrots posted in Friends:
    Probably sound a little stereotypical, but the majority of boys don't really act like that... Ask him :p
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    kittenkid
    First: WHATEVER YOU DO, DON'T KILL YOUSELF! When you get past this you'll be glad. Well, this is just my opinion, but I think you should first find someone, anyone, even if you don't trust them, if there're your parents talk to them about it. I bet a bunch of people have already told you this but there're right. Before you walk up to them, write down what you're going to say and then think of a few questions they might ask and write down the answers to them. Remember to tell them that it might take you a minute to think of an answer. Before you answer, think of the exact words you will say  before you say anything, and think in your mind about it. Think about wether it is a lie or not before you say it. If it gets out of you mouth before you realize it is a lie, don't be afraid to say so and just say the truth. Also, just try to find something you like to do that will take your mind off everything. If you really can't think of anything, try just practicing saying your feelings to yourself, or a pillow or something.  Hope this helps!
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