, we discussed the prevalence of physical, emotional and verbal dating abuse that takes place among youth, as well as the long-lasting problems that can develop because of it, including substance abuse, eating disorders and risky sexual behaviors.
In this tip, we highlight the importance of regular and ongoing, positive communication with your child on the topic of A healthy relationship is a two-way street, of course, so positive communication, kindness and mutual respect must come from both partners.
The goal in any relationship is to feel safe, supported and respected.
In intimate relationships we also have an expectation to be emotionally taken care of, wanted, unconditionally accepted, and loved to the core of our existence.
We all want to feel part of something special, and not alone.