There’s pressure from peers, from the media and well, yes, even from some parents who not so secretly get off on the reflected glory of their 7th grader’s popularity with the opposite sex.
So they’re going to experiment with relationships – that’s a good thing and it’s how they learn.
The following questions should help you to identify the signs of an abusive relationship.
If you answer yes to one or more of these, you should seek help.
But there’s no reason they need to stumble through the Bf/Gf Zone totally clueless.
We should provide them with some ground rules (and I’m not necessarily talking about purity pledges).
Giving the person you are dating your password will not make you “closer” or show how much you trust them.
The abuse isn’t always physical, it can be emotional too.
When you are young and dating for the first time, sometimes it can be hard to tell the difference between when a guy or girl wants to be around you all of the time because they really like you or because they are trying to have control over you.
Read these dating myths to help figure out the difference.
Myth #1: It is a good idea to give my boyfriend/girlfriend the password to my Myspace or facebook page. You never have to give your password to anybody, including the person you are dating.
"The act of love is to say: I want you to be who you are." The act of abuse is to say: "I want you to be who I want you to be." It is that simple. Gill Teen dating violence is the act or threat of violence by one member of an unmarried couple on the other member within a dating relationship.