Pro-s and con-s of having relationships as teenagers

Arianna Reuss, student life editor

Almost every teenager in school have relationships, whether they last a short or long time. When you think about relationships or dating, you think of the good and the bad that comes with them, but is that roller coaster worth riding? In other words, are relationships in school worth having and how do you decide whether or not they are? Relationships can be hard and also fun, so which one outweighs the other?

When you are in a relationship not only do you find someone who cares about you, but who has the ability to change you for the better( a good influence.)?  When you have a bad day at home or school, the significant other lifts your spirits by just telling you, “It’ll be okay!”

You get to experience love,” said Sakina Burhani, an 8th grader at Dobie. If you really like someone then you go into a relationship with them. Many people have the idea that relationships are not for young teenagers, when in fact it’s not that they are too young, but simply they found someone who gets them and loves everything about them early in life. If anything, they are lucky that they have found someone some people don’t find at all in life.

Relationships are not always fun and happy. There are moments where you feel as though you regret going into them because of an argument you two had. Relationships get in the way of school work or jobs. It sometimes causes you to feel you are tied down to that one person. They can be very time consuming. When and if you break up, it leaves you with a feeling of sadness and sometimes depression. “ Teenager students should not have relationships because it causes stress. Almost all teenage relationships last a short time,” said Trenton Urbina, an 8th grader at Dobie.

When a teenager has a relationship with another teenager, their separate friend groups combine into one. This may cause people to create drama for various reasons. For example, one person was really close to the friend in the relationship, but now he or she doesn’t hang out with them that often anymore, so he or she starts talking behind her or his back then eventually gets around to everyone in the group, but the words change, making the relationship hard to amend and eventually break up. “” Friends can cause drama between the couple. Out of all the drama that happens in school, so many of those relationships fail because they don’t care for each other strongly enough. If you’re in love then go for it, but if you just like them I don’t think it’s worth it,” said James Ahrens, an 8th grader at Dobie.

Relationships really depend on how you feel toward someone, so with that said, have relationships at your own risk. There is no one out there who can protect your heart from being broken. Only you can decide whether or not you’re ready to put in all the time and effort relationships take.