And before you go looking for amour from that hottie from French class, respect your current beau by breaking things off before you make your move.
Relationships can be full of fun, romance, excitement, intense feelings, and occasional heartache, too.
If you try to hold on to the relationship anyway, there's a good chance it will turn sour.
Better to part as friends than to stay in something that you've outgrown or that no longer feels right for one or both of you.
Let a trusted friend or family member know what's going on and make sure you're safe.
It can be tempting to make excuses or misinterpret violence, possessiveness, or anger as an expression of love.
Ever heard about how it's hard for someone to love you when you don't love yourself?
It's a big relationship roadblock when one or both people struggle with self-esteem problems.
No one deserves to be hit, shoved, or forced into anything they don't want to do.
It's no wonder — you're both still growing and changing every day.
You might seem perfect for each other at first, but that can change.
Qualities like kindness and respect are absolute requirements for a healthy relationship.
Someone who doesn't yet have this part down may need to work on it with a trained therapist before he or she is ready for a relationship.
Someone who's not happy or secure may have trouble being a healthy relationship partner.