Teenage love

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TEENAGE LOVE In the following paragraphs below I will be discussing three reasons on why teenage love is very controversial. Adults can misunderstand teenagers when teens say that they are in love. I also think that teenagers can mistake love for physical attraction or, as many people know it as lust. Finally the last reason will be that maturity adds to the controversy about teenage love.

Adults can misunderstand teenagers when teens say they are in love. Most adults think that teenagers are just to young to experience the feeling of love without going through the trials and tribulations of what love comes from. Being an adult, I am sure there are many things that come with being in love, such as: trust, understanding, respect, compatibility, and many other things that can make a relationship last. It is very understandable to see the point of view from an adult's perspective.

But they must realize that it is just as easy to look at it from their perspective as well as the teenagers.

Teenagers can mistake love for physical attraction. This is a very big problem among the teenage world. With some many teenage single moms and kids having sex among an early age, they use the phrase "I love you" a little to loosely. Lust is what makes people that they know is crazy but yet keep going on with their actions. When two teens how so much lust for each other and all they ever do are just have sexual relations, they may very well think they are in love. The phrase "making love" is used for sex, so in time teenagers may convince themselves they are in love, when all it is just simply physical attraction.

Maturity adds to the controversy about teenage love. People set...