IN conjunction with Universal Children’s Day this year, R.AGE together with UNICEF Malaysia and Childline Malaysia moderated special #RAGEchat sessions (on Friday and Sunday) that covered issues pertaining to youths, namely teen love and relationship pressures. Here’s what the Tweeples had to say:
What do you think being in a relationship is really about?
@Nurul_Aiiin: Being with someone who loves you for who you are despite your flaws
@psychoticAnusha: its about caring and being cared for, making certain sacrifices, and generally, to love that special someone (:
@zomg_its_rin: Trust, understanding, communication, give/take. Maturity on both ends. NOT something to take lightly.
@Heyyydaaay: Respecting the other person and liking them for who they are, not what they’re trying too hard to become
@Tashairina: It’s about having a connection with someone and building upon that with trust and love.
What are some of the things about relationships that stresses you out?
@whitealyssum: Relationships get complicated when people start to find out especially if you want your relationship to be low profile.
@afstacey: sometimes! don’t knw if i should tolerate or give up.
@AmaZayn_Zee: Well having a secret relationship that ur parents dont approve of.. You’re scared that they’ll find out and you go all out to
@Eyymaann: sulking partner, when you can’t do anything to get her in a good mood
@jasonmumbles: The constant seeking of attention makes me really stressed out. :/
@carmenblur: Very stressful. Peer pressure. Everybody (in high school) was getting a bf/gf. I committed into one solely just to fit in.
Do you think emotional abuse happens in teen relationships? If yes, how?
@Heyyydaaay: Yes, for example when the other person bullies you into violating your beliefs or principles.
@tiffanykhoo: Guilt trips, comparisons, expectations, emotional blackmail. “If you really trusted me you wouldn’t mind” “Don’t you love me?”
@ChrisDanHimoru: or, Either you choose “this” or me. O.O
@GetLei_d: “If you loved me, you’d do it/you’d say yes”
Any advice for teens in stressful relationships?
@whitealyssum: Do what is right, put your happiness before other’s.
@chuue: Tell someone. If you don’t tell anyone no one will know.
@zhifern: get out of it ASAP since it’s becoming unhealthy for both sides.
@xNetushax: Muster the courage to walk out of it. You must realise someone will love you better and this isn’t “the one”.
Check out more tweets from the special #RAGEchat using the #MYTeenLove hashtag.