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What are relationships for watch

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    I understand that people want to feel loved and have someone to spend their time with, but what I don't get is being in "serious and commited" relationships at the ages of 13-18, just for the sake of it. What is the point when you know that this person is (probably) going to be just another ex? Why tie yourself down at such young ages?

    ...Or maybe I'm the weird one here.

    I got into my first and only relationship quite young (at 16) and we are still together now at 24. We didn't go into it thinking "omg we'll be together forever!" but we weren't all doom and gloom about it either. We just took it a day at a time and its went well. I didn't mind being committed to one person at a young age as I was never interested in sleeping around or having casual flings with anyone. I either wanted to be alone or have a serious relationship and I was lucky to find that first time around.

    I think a lot of young people get into relationships at very young ages (say around 13-15) because its 'the norm' and maybe they want experience for future relationships. There might be peer pressure as a lot of the time, people seem to feel as though its a race to lose your virginity or to just get a partner. Young relationships can be serious and work out though.
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