Relationships explained

Relationships can be difficult right? It can be great being with someone but there are also lots to learn about them too. At times it can feel confusing as you experience things and feelings you haven’t done before. You may find it useful to think about why you want to be in a relationship and what feels right for you.

So how do I know if I am in a good relationship?

So how do I know if I am in a bad relationship?

How do I get out of a relationship that is wrong for me?

  • Admit it is not right for you. 
    • The first step is to recognize that you’re in one. It’s easy to ignore the signs and keep living your daily life but remember everyone deserves to be happy.
    • Write down the warning signs you feel are happening in your relationship.
    • Talk to a close friend or family member about your concerns to hear someone else’s view.
    • Know that you have the power to make a change and to get out of the relationship.
  • Arrange a place to go after the break up.
    • Ask a trusted friend or family member if you can spend some time with them, after you cut ties in the relationship. Having someone close to you provide support will help you feel better about your decision.
    • If your relationship has had a history of abuse, it is important to let someone know your plans to help provide you with safety following the break up.
  • Create a plan.
    • By having a plan of action in place, it can help you stay strong enough to follow through with your decision. For example if you:
      • If you start to miss your ex, then call a friend to go hang out.
      • Should you start to regret your decision, then write out the reasons why you broke up in the 1st

If you feel low or become depressed over the break-up, then speak to someone close to you that you can trust. Or you can speak to us at Teenline and we will help and support you all the way.

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Mark
Age 16

Thanks for listening. Keep up the good work

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Clara
Age 14

What we went through makes sense and I am now sure what I want to do

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