How to Tell If Your Kid Is in an Unhealthy Relationship
Do you think your teen's in a bad relationship. Does he or she think so, too? Share this list with your teen to help him or her decide if the relationship is a healthy one or if it's time to move on.
Doesn't like you to spend time with anyone else, and gets jealous or angry if you do.
Criticizes you or makes fun of you in front of other people.
Gets angry when you disagree with him or her.
Has a terrible temper.
Makes you feel afraid to be with him or her.
Ever—that's EVER—hits you, kicks you, shoves you or throws things at you.
Ever—that's EVER—forces you to have sex.
Wrongly accuses you of flirting with other people or seeing other people behind his or her back.
Makes you feel trapped.
Expects you to justify everything you do, every place you go and every person you see.
Wants to make all the decisions in your relationship.
Gives you orders.
Tries to control you.
Tells you what you should or shouldn't wear.
Drives your other friends away.
Criticizes your beliefs.
Makes you feel that nothing you do is ever good enough.
Makes you feel that it's your fault if he or she treats you badly.
Spies on you when you're apart.
Threatens to hurt himself or herself if you break off the relationship.
If any of these things are happening to your teen, they should get out of the relationship.