Signs of Healthy Relationships Youve been dating for awhile and you like that person. But after a while, you begin to wonder about the relationship. You cant put your finger on it, but something doesnt feel right. Should you continue the relationship? What signs can you look for to see if this relationship has potential- or if it is healthy?
What about unhealthy relationships? Some teens find themselves in unhealthy and sometimes abusive relationships. Some find themselves attached or glued to someone who has big problems or are not good for them. Breaking Up is Hard To Do! It can be even harder when it is a bad relationship.
The Good News… 3 Important Questions to Ask! Unhealthy relationships can be avoided by asking yourself these 3 questions: 1. Is the relationship conditional or unconditional? 2. Is the relationship controlling or is it equal, respectful, and supportive? 3. Is the relationship mostly physical or is there attraction on many levels?
Physical Needs The basic human need for physical touch. Ex: Babies who are neglected- not cuddled and held- can become sick and fail to grow. You dont outgrow your need for physical touch and physical affection.
Emotional Need Everyone wants to feel loved, and everyone has a need for security. Everyone needs to know that someone is there and will love him or her no matter what. Everyone has a need for unconditional love from family, friends, or mentors.
Mental Needs About how you see yourself and how you think others see you. Everyone cares what others think, and everyone wants to see themselves in a positive light. Everyone has a basic need for acceptance, respect, and approval by others.
Social Needs Involves the desire to belong. Everyone wants to feel that he or she belongs. Everybody wants to belong to a family or with friends. Eventually, most people want to be connected to someone in a romantic love relationship.