Tips for teens and dating
Think about all of the aspects of your life that were important to you prior to your relationship (friends, family, pets, community, hobbies, academics, etc.) and resist giving them up once you are in a relationship.
Although it is tempting to spend every second together, healthy relationships require time apart.
Also steer clear of boyfriends or girlfriends who are possessive, jealous and controlling.
A healthy partner will not control your behaviors, actions, time, clothing or other relationships, isolate you from others or insist on knowing where you are or who you are with at all times.
You will make decisions together and be respected and so will your friends and family.
A healthy partner will not make your relationship all about sex and instead will enjoy spending time with you that is nonsexual in nature.Sometimes it is difficult to determine whether or not a relationship is healthy or is worth fighting for.You might enjoy some moments with your partner, but you also might fantasize about ending your relationship.Adolescence and young adulthood are opportunities to get to know yourself, explore who you are, try on different identities and develop your interests.While it is common to date, it might feel tricky to determine if your romantic relationships are healthy, unhealthy or somewhere in between.