Major Stressors in Teens Lives'

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Major Stressors In Teens’ Lives

What is stress actually and how do we determine who is stressed? Most of us describe stress as when everything became too much that we are overloaded and wonder if we can cope with the amount of pressure placed upon us. Stress actually is anything that poses challenge or a threat to our well-being is a stress. While most people took stress as something negative, it can also be a good thing as it gets you going in life – when there are problems which need to be solved as life would be dull, boring and pointless without any stress at all. However, stresses are bad when it undermines both our mental and physical health. In this text, I would like to focus on the major stressors in teens’ lives as we all know
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Another element which comes from this aspect is the family’s financial situation which is also closely related to the condition of family and separation of the parents. Teens tend to want more things as they grow up among friends and want what the others have in the sense of material and therefore, this may cause them to be stressed when their parents cannot provide them with what they wanted. More stress can also occur if the teen is required to contribute to the general lack of money in the family by obtaining a job. This is because the teenagers have to deal with their school works, their family financial problem and also this will exhaust them at last as their ‘freedom’ is restricted. Next stressor includes relationships with a boyfriend or girlfriend. Teenagers will find themselves developing a first, real relationship outside of their family. At times, especially among teens with divorced parents, they will tend to be more intense on emotions at this stage and when a breakup happens, they will get more stressed. Teenagers would try to understand the situation or fix the situation and if they failed to fix it, they would have to deal with disappointment. According to a website article, Teen Stress Cause, on stress at, whilst some teenagers who are strong-willed might develop stress management skills and obviously feel less helpless, the other teens might not be


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