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Can anyone recommend a book on healthy relationships that a teen would/could read?

I would like my daughter to have a lot more information about what is healthy and not healthy in a relationship before she turns 16 and is allowed to date. We've talked with her a lot and I think she's listening, although she tends to keep patching it up with a boy whom she's known for 2 years even though he really doesn't treat her with the kind of respect we think she deserves. When he doesn't get the attention he wants (she's very busy w/activities), he ignores her and is mean in front of his friends. She is stubborn about it and says he's not all that bad, and each time she calls him on it, he promises to change and the reason he acts that way is "because we can't see each other". He's been doing this awhile & we won't allow him over anymore. He's been inappropriate many times w/me and tries to get her alone. Even when she's allowed to "date" we will limit it to very infrequently. We feel that she should meet others.

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Asked by dflygirl7 at 9:28 AM on Dec. 2, 2009 in Teens (13-17)

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  • i would try the chicken soup for the soul books for teenagers, they are sweet and i'm sure you can find something on relationships. and you talking to her will help with that alot. the books are christian based, which i am not and i still liked them very much.

    Answer by angevil53 at 9:36 AM on Dec. 2, 2009

  • "i kissed dating goodbye" by josh harris. its a really good book about getting to know the other person before you jump into something before you know what you got into. also, "love and respect" by dr. emerson. really awesome book about the difference between men and women and what submission in the bible REALLY means.

    both are christian based. i recommend both.

    Answer by got2bfroggy at 7:23 PM on Dec. 2, 2009

  • 10 stupid things women do to mess up their lives by dr laura

    6 most important desicions youll ever make by covey


    Answer by Anonymous at 7:43 PM on Dec. 3, 2009

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