Helps for teens concerning dating
Hopefully, you and your significant other are treating each other well. Take a step back from the dizzying sensation of being swept off your feet and think about whether your relationship has these qualities: A relationship is unhealthy when it involves mean, disrespectful, controlling, or abusive behavior.Some people live in homes with parents who fight a lot or abuse each other — emotionally, verbally, or physically.It's totally normal to look at the world through rose-colored glasses in the early stages of a relationship.But for some people, those rose-colored glasses turn into blinders that keep them from seeing that a relationship isn't as healthy as it should be.Think about the qualities you value in a friendship and see how they match up with the ingredients of a healthy relationship.Work on developing those good qualities in yourself — they make you a lot more attractive to others.And if you're already part of a pair, make sure the relationship you're in brings out the best in both of you.Help teens navigate a new world of relationships with therapy activities for teens from Between Sessions.
No one deserves to be hit, shoved, or forced into anything they don't want to do.
Someone who's not happy or secure may have trouble being a healthy relationship partner.