We know, we know, everyone one these days is dating someone.
It's eating up our Instagram feeds!
Being in a relationship is usually AWESOME(!) - But what if it isn't??
In that case, we have a quick list you can look over to see if your relationship is great, or....not so great.
You two work well together, but spend time apart also.
Your partner does not get overly-jealous when you hang out with other people, in fact, they encourage it!
Your partner treats you with respect and never tries to persuade you to do something you don't want to do.
Your partner gives you your space.
Both you and your partner practice good communication (even when you're arguing)
...NOT SO GREAT.
Your partner does not respect your boundaries (AKA texting you WAAAY too much)
Your partner may become very angry over little things, or is physically aggressive towards you
Your partner doesn't take the time to understand your thoughts and feelings
Your partner tries to restrict who you hang out with and when
Your partner becomes excessively jealous (you will have friends of both sexes outside of your relationship - THAT IS NORMAL.)
Your partner harms you in any way (physically, emotionally, sexually, or stalking)
If you're recognizing some of these "Not so Great's" in your own relationship or someone else's, talk with a trusted adult/teacher or visit www.loveisrespect.org.