Some characteristics of unhealthy relationships include: It is important to educate youth about the value of respect and the characteristics of healthy and unhealthy relationships before they start to date.
Youth may not be equipped with the necessary skills to develop and maintain healthy relationships, and may not know how to break up in an appropriate way when necessary.
Healthy Relationships Unhealthy relationships are marked by characteristics such as disrespect and control.
It is important for youth to be able to recognize signs of unhealthy relationships before they escalate.
Early on, make sure you set some boundaries, and give yourself time to get to know your potential partner.Dating violence or abuse often starts with emotional and verbal abuse.The person may start calling you names, constantly checking on you, or demanding your time.Any sexual activity that is without your consent is rape or sexual assault.Staying in an abusive relationship can have long-lasting effects on your mental and physical health, including chronic pain and depression or anxiety. Abusive partners may also pressure you into having unprotected sex or prevent you from using birth control.