Adolecent dating sociology
However, when the unhappiness lasts for more than two weeks and the teen experiences other symptoms (see below), then he or she may be suffering from depression.
Next, he said, boys and girls date in groups -- ''you kiss, then go to the movies'' -- and become more interested in the close companionship sought by older teenagers.If friends, family or things that the teen usually enjoys don't help to improve his or her sadness or sense of isolation, there's a good chance that he or she is depressed.Often, depressed teens will display a striking change in their thinking and behavior, lose their motivation or become withdrawn.Furman, a professor of psychology at the University of Denver, said adolescents' lack of social skills and emotional control can make relationships difficult.
Yet, he said, romantic relationships can also be significant sources of support that offer teenagers fun and companionship, help them forge mature identities and offer them practice in managing emotions.'' Growing up involves risks,'' he said.
It is estimated that 500,000 teens attempt suicide every year, with 5,000 succeeding.