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Romance and Sex

ReachOut Stories are written by young people for young people. If you want to share your own story, we encourage you to do so in the ReachOut Forums.

Betrayal and disappointment

Here is Brianna's story of depending on the support of good friends to get through a difficult break-up.

16 and Pregnant

This is Crystal's story of finding the family support she needed to face the challenges of an unexpected pregnancy.

Fighting loss and moving forward

This is a young person's story of overcoming multiple setbacks to discover that life is what you make it.

Dealing with rejection

A teen shares her story of how she coped with being rejected by the guy she liked.

Accepted in both worlds, or not at all?

Here is Mai's story of depending on supportive friends while questioning her sexuality.

Learning that sex doesn’t mean together forever

This is the story of a young woman who offered support to a friend after a hurtful breakup.

It gets better

Here is Courtney's story about good friends helping her through a painful breakup.

Boys, girls or both?

Here’s Madeleine’s story of how she made the decision to accept her bisexuality and come out to her peers.

He was using me

My boyfriend of two years left me for my best friend after we had sex.

My cheating best friend

Here is a young man's story of how forgiveness helped him move on after a difficult breakup.

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