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The first three years of my adolescence went well without major events except the effort of accepting numerous physical changes. However, when I was turning 16 years, my friends exposed me to peer pressure that was too much to handle. Notably, I had a measure of naivety, which compelled me to consider pleasing friends as a critical thing. Moreover, I felt that there was a salient to belong, since I had grown up with them my whole life. This paper will describe a serious conflict that I faced when I was 16 years old and how I handled it.
As a young child, my parents had always been proud of me and had made efforts of inculcating good values in me. I remember my mother was very specific with discipline and appropriate behavior. Moreover, I was a bright student and presented an exemplary performance in school. These were enough reasons to make my parents proud of me. However, becoming an adolescent changed my life. I faced a serious identity crisis that destroyed my self-esteem. I was torn in between my parents and my peers. At some point, I was well aware that I needed to obey and respect my parents, however, with the increasing pressure from my peers that proved to be difficult. My change of behavior and attitudes made my parents begin to be very strict with me.
There are many times when I was given strict rules if I had to go out with my friends. Despite these strict rules, I ended up breaking them and losing the favor of my parents. They were distressed about the challenges I was facing as a teenager. They tried to help me, but to no avail. When I was not allowed to go out, I eventually lost the approval of my friends. Having lost the favor of my parents and the approval of my friends, I was faced with a personal conflict. I felt lonely and disappointed with life. The personal conflict plunged me into emotional distress. I lost interest in many of the things I had been doing before and my self-esteem was
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