If something makes you uncomfortable, scared or threatened, you could be experiencing the warning signs of an unhealthy or abusive relationship. Pregnant and parenting teens are at a higher risk of experiencing physical abuse. Healthy self-esteem is a prerequisite for healthy relationships. Leon Kass, respected author, professor and bio-ethicist, puts words to our worst fears in this second excerpt from a three-part series. Reading romantic subtext into completely normal communication?
Another possibility is that you and your partner are married.
If you think that talking to your parents might be hard, start with your friends or other adults you trust.
Ultimately, what matters is that you personally feel ready and confident to make this decision.
Keep these questions in mind: Hooking up is a broad term, but generally it refers to casual encounters between people who can be friends but don’t have to be.
They may or may not be your only partner and can include sex.