Breakups are never easy, no matter what age you are, but for teenagers they can be particularly devastating.
Teen couplings may be as fleeting as they are intense.
By reminding yourself of the potential effects, you can be a strong support for your teen.
The emotional effects of a breakup can hit a teen hard, depending on the length of the relationship, the intensity of the teen's feelings for his ex, and who instigated the split.
When a guy opens up to you, when he shares his dreams, his fears, his hopes, his wishes, his motivations, etc., he is investing in you.
By investing in you, he is committing himself to you.
A jilted teen may become angry, aggressive, withdrawn or depressed.
Teenage boys may be more likely to react with anger and frustration than their female counterparts, says psychologist Carl Pickhardt in the article, "Adolescent Breakups," for "Psychology Today." A teenage girl tends to turn her emotions inwards, and suffer from feelings of worthlessness triggered by the rejection from her mate.As a result, this can be a very frustrating time of life: you may feel oppressed by the authority of your parents, you may feel like you don't get to make any choices for yourself, you may have had frustrating experiences with dating or in your friendships, you may have an uncertain future (e.g., whether or where you will attend college).Fortunately, there are several ways you can deal with your anger.[W]e conclude that violent video games are a risk factor capable of contributing to aggression.Additionally, this research suggests that playing a realistic first-person shooter game with a firearm controller may be quite worthy of concern as a possible triple whammy risk factor for developing aggressive knowledge structures and, potentially, subsequent aggressive behavior...Teen dating violence is just as serious as adult domestic violence. In adult domestic violence, women are more often the victim.