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The advice given by several, to remain in contact and keep a light friendship going, is the way I'd go at the situation. If you keep the communication open, you stand a good chance of the relationship developing further down the line. If you stop talking with her, the relationship stands a good chance of being doomed. That being said, keep in mind that people grow. You will, and so will she. Sometimes people grow together. That's a beautiful thing. Sometimes they grow apart. That's part of life too. While giving her the space to grow, to honor that which her parents request, she will grow one way or the other. I think we all grew a whole lot in that age-span, and we sure weren't the people at 18 that we were at 15. My advice is to give the space, stay in contact, but don't put your life on hold. You said that she wants to finish high school and enjoy life. Based on that I wouldn't put all my hopes and dreams into her. She might find someone who suits her desires better than you, and there is also the possibility of you finding someone you are drawn to more than you are to her. Right now it's a growing stage for you both. Give yourself the chance to be friends, good friends. In my experience lasting relationships are based more on friendship than they are on anything else. Look at it this way; looks will fade, hormones will change, body shapes will droop. In the end, friendship can cement a relationship when everything else is shaking. Bottom line, keep her as a friend, and see what happens. Be who you are and into who you are developing, because that is honest. Let her be who she is and into who she is growing, because that is supporting. Then again, who am I to say anything. Look inside yourself. Think. The answer is within, somewhere, perhaps helped to surface by the replies you've gotten. Best of success in your life and your endevors.