Abuse can affect all types of relationships, not just long-term or committed relationships. Dating abuse and relationship issues can be hard topics to discuss, but in our experience, getting support can be really helpful. Here at loveisrespect, we have trained peer advocates who are friendly, non-judgmental and available 24/7.
If you think that talking to your parents might be hard, start with your friends or other adults you trust.Ultimately, what matters is that you personally feel ready and confident to make this decision.That’s why it’s important to recognize the warning signs!Whether you call it “dating” or something else, all partners should agree on a definition and the same ground rules for the relationship.At loveisrespect, we focus on dating relationships, but the information on this website is helpful for all kinds of relationships!
Yes, holding a grudge against your partner is unhealthy, not only for your relationship but also for you.
Many parents set a dating age for their kids according to their culture, views and beliefs.
Consider talking to your parents, family and friends to see what their thoughts are.
Keep these questions in mind: Hooking up is a broad term, but generally it refers to casual encounters between people who can be friends but don’t have to be.
They may or may not be your only partner and can include sex.
There are other types of relationships that might not be considered dating that are just as real and valid.