Way too often I hear about teen girls who prefer to be friends with teen boys. Talk honestly and openly to your daughters about this very issue. Jealousy in relationships is one of the most common issues we hear about at loveisrespect.It is my wish that teen girls become much more supportive of each other.I propose that parents take a much more active role in dealing with this issue so that jealousy does not play such a prominent role in our teen daughters’ relationships. My goal, after all, is to help you raise teen daughters who turn into lovely women unencumbered by the negativity associated with jealousy.
When one partner tries to tell the other who to talk to, what to wear or where to go, they are asserting power and control, which is unhealthy and can even be abusive.
In a healthy relationship, if you are worried your partner might be cheating, you communicate with them openly about your feelings. It’s natural for you to be hurt by their cheating or dishonesty, but it’s never ok to use the past against your partner.
Remember, it’s more effective to approach this as a conversation, rather than an accusation. Trust is something we decide to give, rather than being something that can be earned back.
Ask yourself, does my boyfriend or girlfriend: These aren't the only questions you can ask yourself.
If you can think of any way in which your boyfriend or girlfriend is trying to control you, make you feel bad about yourself, isolate you from the rest of your world, or — this is a big one — harm you physically or sexually, then it's time to get out, .