These include physical, emotional, sexual, financial, and digital abuse, as well as stalking.
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A relationship should consist of healthy boundaries that are established and respected by both partners equally.
Explain that a healthy relationship comes from respect, mutual understanding, trust, honesty, communication, and support.
In spite of any hope you had of slowing down the clock, you woke up one day to find that your child is not so childlike anymore.
Suddenly, hormones are raging, romantic feelings are developing, and, of course, it doesn’t stop there.
Distinguishing between infatuation and love can be difficult for many adults; imagine how complicated it can be for a teenager who is experiencing many new feelings for the first time.
Take a moment to explain to your teen that attraction and desire are physiological responses that can occur separately from emotions.