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Dating is one of the most awesome things about being a teen.
For these reasons, it’s highly important that parents openly discuss the concept of healthy and unhealthy relationships with their teenagers and help them understand what warning signs to watch for.
Here are some suggestions to help get you started: There’s no need for a formal sit-down lecture.
you might feel hurt, or could hurt your partner if one of you decides to end the relationship. Learning how to deal with these issues is one of the challenges of dating. While we want to believe that hand holding, moonlight walks, gifts, sweet words, and loving glances are all part of a dating relationship, and that these new feelings and experiences are so wonderful … You could be in a relationship where your partner is verbally, emotionally, physically, or sexually abusive. Maybe you think that it's your job to make the relationship work.
Maybe you don't know that it's notokay for your partner to beat you. Teenagers can often misinterpret abusive and violent behavior as a show of love.