Healthy dating and relationship updated
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, .
Let a trusted friend or family member know what's going on and make sure you're safe.
Someone who doesn't yet have this part down may need to work on it with a trained therapist before he or she is ready for a relationship.
Meanwhile, even though you might feel bad or feel for someone who's been mistreated, you need to take care of yourself — it's not healthy to stay in a relationship that involves abusive behavior of any kind.
Ask yourself, does my boyfriend or girlfriend: These aren't the only questions you can ask yourself.
Check out That’s Not Cool on Facebook and Twitter, along with following the hashtag #teen DVmonth, to stay in the loop.
Beyond just this month, you can also become an adult ally of That’s Not Cool and encourage the teens you know to become an ambassador.
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.