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04 Dec 2004

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My boyfriend and I have been dating for seven months and everything is going really well, accept that I keep wondering if we are to serious for our age (his 17 and I'm 16).We had some problems in our group of friends because they felt we neglected them, but that has been sorted out.I just want advice on how serious is to serious at our age.
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01 Jan 0001

Hi Dina,

the amount of time you spend with a partner varies hugely for different people of all ages. Some people do everything together, others prefer to have their own separate time and time with their friends. Whilst it is fine to spend a lot of time with your partner it is important to make sure the two of you don't somehow merge into one person, only ever doing the same things, and haveing the same opinions.

If your friends feel negelcted then you do need to rectify this. If something goes wrong in your relationship you will need them!

You should also consider that there are many new experiences ahead of you at 16, and you should be sure that your relationship does not close off opportunities for you both.

Enjoy your relationship, but make sure you also enjoy being an individual.

Best wishes
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