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What parents need to know
Parents need to know that "Without You" is a very clean single in terms of profanity and references to sex, substances, or violence. That said, the lyrics tell the tale of a person who's so devastated over a break-up that he claims he can't go on: "I can't accept that we're estranged ... If you're not here, I'm paralyzed without you / Lost my heart, I lost my mind, without you." It's not the best message for younger kids who are still figuring out what it means to be in a relationship.
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Families can talk about why the best relationships are those in which both partners enjoy time together and apart. How can having interests that are independent of your partner make your relationship stronger overall?
How do you know when it's time to let go of a relationship? How can you cope with the sadness and disappointment you may feel?
Is it better to be in a relationship that isn't working or to be alone? Why? Parents, talk to your kids about your own values regarding love and relationships.
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