Q. Dear Tea Spiller,
I'm really in love, but my mom thinks that I am too attached to my boyfriend and asked me to not see him for two weeks. She claims that she is worried about Covid, but I know that's a lie. I'm 17, and I think she is crazy. What should I do?
A: Ok, so Covid is real, and I hope that you are wearing your mask and practicing social distancing, but if you're with your boyfriend you're probably not, so I can understand why your mom is worried about you, and probably the health of everyone who lives with you. With so many ways to communicate without actually being in the same room, you might want to spend less in-person time with him for everybody's safety. But if the real issue is that your mom doesn't like you being so serious, there really isn't anything you can do but have an x honest talk with her. She is probably scared that you are having sex and may get pregnant. Parents start to worry about that stuff when we get this age, If your mom is right, you and your boyfriend are intimate, it is important are praycticing safe sex and that you and your mom discuss boundaries as you prepare to turn 18. If you don't feel comfortable enough to do that, then maybe your mom is rigt and you're ready something so serious.