Tips for teens and responsible dating
If it helps, also talk about your feelings about the relationships in your life.
If you are still unsure whether you’re in a healthy relationship, our Healthy Relationships Quiz can help you.
Meanwhile, even though you might feel bad or feel for someone who's been mistreated, you need to take care of yourself — it's not healthy to stay in a relationship that involves abusive behavior of any kind.
When a boyfriend or girlfriend uses verbal insults, mean language, nasty putdowns, gets physical by hitting or slapping, or forces someone into sexual activity, it's a sign of verbal, emotional, or physical abuse.
Different people define relationships in different ways.
But in order for a relationship to be healthy, it needs a few key ingredients!
Whether you decide to leave or stay, make sure to use our safety planning tips to stay safe.