Unfortunately, one in three high school students have been or will be involved in an abusive relationship.*  Most people don’t go into a relationship to be hurt. But with stress, or emotional pain, abuse can appear in an ugly, even dangerous way.

Find out how to determine what type of relationship you are in. This is your time to establish relationships that will build you up, not tear you down. It is also the time to learn how communicate better with others. Explore what is right for you.

Finding the right person for you can be hard. Once you have found that special someone, how do you tell if they are truly good for you too?

Am I in a healthy relationship?
http://www.kidshealth.org/teen/your_mind/relationships/healthy_relationship.html

Find out more information about the difference between healthy and abusive relationships at the new teen site at Laura’s House, a non-profit organization against domestic and family violence. Check out the requirements of a loving relationship. And take a quiz to see if your relationship is in trouble. There are even live testimonials and hotlines to call.

Four necessary elements of love;
Is your relationship in trouble? Take the quiz;
and more….
http://www.laurashouse.org/lhteen

 

* Bureau of Justice Special Report; Intimate Partner violence, May 2000