I think that as teenagers we tend to forget that love is just as much a choice as it is a feeling. We’re so eager to find “the one” that we forget not every soulmate is a given. To make the conscientious choice to fight instead of flee is incredibly unique especially when everyone else is “casually dating”.
Yes we’re young and forgetful and have many mistakes waiting to be made, but that doesn’t mean we can’t mend and grow together with every one. All I’ve learned is that to love and to choose to love create two invariably different circumstances regardless of age.
So why hold back because others think you won’t make it? Prove everyone wrong. Tell them you love them. Show them through actions. Make them feel like they’re the only one in the world.
Ultimately, to love or not to love that is the choice. So choose wisely because times slipping.