My freshman self would have gawked at my current situation.
While I hope to someday date, get married and become a mom, I also know I have a lot of maturing to do.
“A person’s approach to life is often reflected by their reaction [to the news] – go with the flow, fear, or avoidance,” said Allie.
Fellow patient Chris agrees: “I am always hyper-aware of that initial reaction. I appreciate when they are not afraid to ask questions.” While Chris recognizes cancer-related conversations are hard, “The more you talk, the better.” “Sometimes it brings relationships closer,” he said.
This is not a negative statement but rather a result of moving from one living environment—being at home with the parents—to the rather unique lifestyle of college or university and then into the “real” world.Children who grew up in dysfunctional families with abusive, addicted, or neglectful parents generally will not have a positive sense of self or a positive sense of being part of a relationship.This is a major factor in setting how young adults see their own role in a relationship. So when I saw this Ask Reddit thread on what Reddit users would tell teenagers if they could, I knew I had to check it out. The thread is full of such great life advice that we try to tell you guys through our posts all the time.It’s really important to hear this sort of stuff sometimes, no matter how old you are.