However, even the healthiest relationships require hard work, and can often involve stressful complications, confusion and challenges.If you’re currently involved in a relationship, or you’re interested in starting one, consider the following information a resource to help you to ensure your relationship is healthy.Remember, the real path to “happily ever after” begins with greater self-awareness and understanding, and an ability to capitalize on your own strengths while minimizing your weaknesses.As we grow closer to someone, we become better at guessing what he or she may want, need and think – but we’re still only guessing.You can’t expect your partner to read your mind – if you want your needs met, you need to state them clearly.
Dating is not equivalent with a sexual relationship.
Abuse that begins during dating often continues and intensifies over the course of a relationship.
Dating violence is a pattern of violent behavior (physical, emotional, or sexual) by one partner in a dating relationship toward the other partner.
Remember you and your partner are unique individuals, whose differing points of view can be an opportunity for growth.
It’s important to spend time together, but equally important to have a life outside your relationship.