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Examples of Teen Conflict (text-only version)

1. Girl 1 at locker says to another girl who is looking for something in locker: “Why are you going through my locker?”

2. Clock in background reads 5:45. Boss: “I told you to get here by five o’clock!” Girl: “I think you said to be here by six.”

3. Girl 1 stands apart from a group of girls hanging out in front of school. Girl 1 thinks: “I wonder why they won’t talk to me.”

4. “Noise” coming though the walls. Girl trying to study saying, “It’s so loud, I can’t even hear myself think!”

5. Watching TV with boyfriend, Girl 1 says: “I don’t want to watch football again. Why do we always have to do what you want to do?”

6. Girl 1: “I heard you’re going to break up with John.” Girl 2 thinks to herself: “I told Veronica not to tell anyone. I can’t believe she told someone else!”

7. Teacher: “Can you redo this report?” Student thinks to herself: “I’ve done it five times already. He’ll never be happy!”


Content last reviewed September 22, 2009
Page last updated October 31, 2013

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health.