Teenage dating relationships
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.
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.
Dating Matters is a comprehensive teen dating violence prevention model that builds upon current evidence-based practice to promote respectful, nonviolent dating relationships among youth.
Three components of Dating Matters are currently available on CDC’s Veto Violence website.
If you can think of any way in which your boyfriend or girlfriend is trying to control you, make you feel bad about yourself, isolate you from the rest of your world, or — this is a big one — harm you physically or sexually, then it's time to get out, .
In a recent national survey , 8 percent of high school students reported physical violence and 7 percent reported that they experienced sexual violence from a dating partner in the 12 months before the survey.
February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month.
Teen dating violence can be prevented when teens, families, organizations, and communities work together to implement effective prevention strategies.
It can be tempting to make excuses or misinterpret violence, possessiveness, or anger as an expression of love.
But even if you know that the person hurting you loves you, it is not healthy.