Annie Fox for Teens... Hey, Terra!

Hi there… How’s it going? Probably not all that great or you wouldn’t be here looking for help. No worries. Teens have been emailing me since 1997 because I give good advice. If you’ve got a problem with friends, so-called friends, a bf/gf, a parent, or anything else… email me. I can help you sort out your feelings. No matter what’s going on, you always have choices. And choices matter because sometimes the stuff we do to “fix” a problem only makes things worse. You don’t want to go there. Instead, let me help you figure out your next best move

In friendship,
Terra (aka Annie Fox)

Annie’s Blog:
My parents won't let me get a phone!

November 3, 2014

To tell the truth, I don't remember how I met Vicky Thornton and Jen Rehberger. We probably connected on Twitter, as so many do. But I totally remember each of my visits to their podcast What Really Matters? where we always get real about 21st century parenting challenges, swap personal parenting stories, and laugh... a lot. I'm a big fan of their work and was delighted when Vicky and Jen each took the time to review The Girls' Q&A Book on Friendship: 50 ways to fix a friendship without the DRAMA. They were also kind enough to interview me for their show (to be posted soon). And if that weren't support enough, they are hosting today's stop on my blog tour.

Here's one of the tricky questions Vicky and Jen asked me for the tour.

I'm missing out on... everything!! I'm missing out on... everything!!

Question: My parents won’t let me have a phone yet and I am the only one of my friends without one. They are texting to each other all the time and I am left out. I really want one, but I will not be able to get one until next year. More »

From Terra’s Inbox

“I'm afraid I'll be thought of as stupid.”

 

“I have feelings for my girlfriend and another guy.”

Hey Terra,

My problem is that there's a guy I really like who I don't know where I am with. I mean he knows all about politics and everything that's going on in the world around him. He is very aware of what his interests are and where he stands on opinions about everything. I know I should be heading toward this direction too because I am seventeen but I don't know how to jump into it. I am afraid if I pursue becoming good friends or more with him that I will feel stupid or he will think I am stupid because he has more knowledge about things than I do. What should I do? I would like to focus on...

 

Hey Terra,

I am a 14 yr old guy and even though this might sound stupid, I have feelings for two people at once and wouldn't dare give up one for the other. I have a girlfriend that I have been going out with for 8 months and I really love her and then I started to like this guy (which I didn't tell her that I liked) and I kind of am confused as to whether or not it is ok to feel this way or is it wrong and I am like perverted or something?

What I also would like help with is one other thing. It's like I want to have sex with them both and that I like the company of men and women. I think about guys a...

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