How do I get my son to understand she's not worth it?

Angie - posted on 02/02/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )




How do I convince my 17 year old son that he shouldn't waste his time on a girlfriend that at this age is already over possessive and demanding. He is preparing for college and taking time with a recruiter for football scholarships she gets mad at him if he is talking on the phone with recruiter and won't answer her texts. I don't understand it he is a super smart kid but when it comes to her he takes her mental abuse. What do I do ?? (they are juniors not seniors)


Sarah - posted on 02/02/2012




Maybe sit down with him and ask him to write a few lists.

1. What are his goals?

2. How is he going to reach those goals?

3. What are the qualities he's looking for in an ideal mate?

There's no point arguing with a 17 year old the importance of relationships because they're hormonal young adults who won't listen. But you might have some success by pointing out that an ideal mate is one who will help him to reach those goals. Maybe he'll be able to see then that this young lady doesn't have the qualities he's looking for and is not supporting him emotionally to reach for the future he wants. Good luck!

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