Try these suggestions to ensure that all of your relationships are healthy and beneficial: Relationships are an important part of life, and they should be special and fun.
Remember, there are many types of abuse, and abusive behaviors are not “just normal” in a relationship.
Even though teen and 20-something relationships may be different from adult ones, young people do experience the same types of physical, sexual, verbal and emotional abuse that adults do.
Learn how to prevent teen dating violence and promote healthy relationships with CDC’s online resources.
Teen dating violence can be physical, emotional, or sexual, and includes stalking.
Here are some additional warning signs your relationship is in trouble: Some teens involved in unhealthy or abusive relationships think it's their fault.
They may feel helpless to stop the abuse, or feel threatened or humiliated.
Victims of teen dating violence are more likely to experience symptoms of depression and anxiety.
They might also engage in unhealthy behaviors, such as using tobacco, drugs, and alcohol.
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