How to talk to parents about dating
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If you don't feel comfortable talking to your parents, talk to another trusted adult, such as an aunt or uncle, coach, teacher or school counselor.
Many teens disagree with their parents about dating rules.
It's also pretty common for parents to dislike your boyfriend or girlfriend, or some of your friends.
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