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#Spill the Tea

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.

Q: Dear Tea Spiller,

I just bought the cutest puppy in the park and my parents freaked out and told me that I can't keep it. I'm old enough to the care of a dog and I can't stand the thought of giving it back. I'm starting to hate my parents because they are serious about me getting rid of it, and my mom even told me I could go with the dog, if I don't like it. What should I do?

A: You're not going to like what I am about to say, but you are dead wrong. I love dogs, I have two, but I would never bring a dog home without asking my parents. Having a dog costs us a lot. we have to feed them and make sure they stay healthy, we have to groom them. I have to get up every morning and let them use the bathroom andI have to walk them. You got this dog from a stranger in the park? Do you know if it's sick? Do you know if its potty trained? Come on, as painful as it may be, you know what you have to do.

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