Qualities of a good dating relationship
Ask yourself, does my boyfriend or girlfriend: These aren't the only questions you can ask yourself.
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, .
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.
It's a big relationship roadblock when one or both people struggle with self-esteem problems.
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.
Some people live in homes with parents who fight a lot or abuse each other — emotionally, verbally, or physically.
Someone who's not happy or secure may have trouble being a healthy relationship partner.
Also, intense relationships can be hard for some teens.