Teenage Romance Fiction Upsets Me

Teenage Romance Fiction Upsets Me

Bethy Cassatt Bethy Cassatt
Voice any differing opinions, but the fact that Twilight spawned a whole new breed of "intense, teenage romances" drives me crazy. Half of them are abusive, and if not that, unrealistic and too demanding on the partners involved. Teenagers just don't work like that. But, what do you think?
12/06/2012
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Ansley Ansley
Actually, teenagers are abusive and selfish creatures by their very nature.

If you choose to believe all of the psychological-hype in the world, the way we interact with most people can be considered abusive.
12/06/2012
Chilipepper Chilipepper
I remember being a teenager ... it was definitely like an intense, abusive YA novel. And I didn't have any relationships.

I don't like the fact that it's become mainstream and therefore is condoned: "I'm being treated like shit, and that's okay because it's TRUE AND ETERNAL LOVE." That's the only part that bothers me about it. It sort of fosters a culture of codependency.
12/06/2012
Meltingfish Meltingfish
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Originally posted by Bethy Cassatt
Voice any differing opinions, but the fact that Twilight spawned a whole new breed of "intense, teenage romances" drives me crazy. Half of them are abusive, and if not that, unrealistic and too demanding on the partners involved. Teenagers ...
I completely agree. I worry about my younger sister (she's 15) reading things like Twilight and getting the impression that an abusive relationship like that is normal before she has any actual dating experience. Thankfully, she's a smart girl and can tell the difference between real life and fantasy, but a lot of these teen romances promote unhealthy relationship ideals that become the building blocks for these girl's first relationships, and that seems dangerous.
12/06/2012
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