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We should add that there a sense in which social media can complicate this whole scenario in some subtle and elusive ways.
Things get trickier when the secrecy, privacy, and relative anonymity that sometimes characterize online relationships are allowed to cloud the picture.
Of course, there’s no one-size-fits-all, but their number one criteron make sense to us: an emphasis in profile questions on mutual interests and honest self-representation over looks and sexual prowess.
There are compelling reasons to be cautious about opposite-sex friendships outside of your spouse's company.
If you need help sifting through this information and applying these principles to your personal situation, don't hesitate to call and speak with a member of our Counseling Department. The Family Help Center staff member who answers the phone will arrange for a licensed counselor to call you back.
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Our trained peer advocates are available 24/7/365 to offer education, support and advocacy to teens and young adults, as well as their concerned friends and family members, who have questions or concerns about their dating relationships.