If it feels wrong, it probably is.
Anyone can find themselves in a relationship that isn’t healthy. Relationships can be confusing.
Relationships can be exciting, but when they change, they can wreck lives. They can make young people feel unsafe or threatened, meaning they feel they’ve got no choice but to continue in be in that relationship.
Controlling or threatening behaviour can be physical, emotional, financial, psychological or even sexual.
It’s difficult for young people to know that they are being groomed or pressurised to have sex or do something sexual. It’s even more difficult for people to recognise it. It’s another thing again to have the guts to report it.
Everybody has a responsibility to help young people know what a healthy relationship is, show to spot the signs of sexual abuse and report it.
Do you know how to tell if you’re an unhealthy relationship, or are even being abused in some way?