Celebrity Worship Syndrome is in fact recognized as a personality disorder characterized by a belief that one's own life is influenced by what happens to a celebrity and even sometimes uncontrollable behaviors and fantasies directed at a celebrity.
If these warning signs appear, your teen needs help understanding her behavior is irrational.
Fleck has also interned at a literary agency and worked as a university teaching assistant. Celebrities also allow for a shared experience among teens which they can use to differentiate themselves from their parents and other authority figures.
Knowing when and how to help your obsessed teen is imperative in order to stop -- or scale back -- an unhealthy fixation.
Perrie also discussed how to keep your own identity in a relationship: "Never let a man walk all over you or be in control of your happiness. When you start falling in love with someone, they become in control of your emotions. " Wise words, Pez, and possibly a few Zayn hints in there too...
"As a woman you have to keep your wits about you and to make sure you’re in control.
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If you respond to them negatively, they probably will probably feel uncomfortable communicating.
Instead of responding with a sense of disappointment or judgement, open your statements with terms of hope and understanding.
This shared experience also promotes a sense of belonging.
While you may not want to step on your teen's toes or hinder her growth and independence, it's important to recognize when harmless admiration slips into something more troubling.