Being in a new relationship can make you feel excited, grown up, happy and in control. It’s normal to enjoy getting compliments, feeling special, safe and feel like you’ve got more confidence. But relationships can sometimes change and it can be hard to know when things are starting to go wrong.
When you’re in a healthy relationship, the other person shouldn’t try to control you. If they are using threatening behaviour, such as harming you physically, sexually, emotionally, financially or psychologically, this is what a controlling behaviour is, so if your relationship doesn’t feel right, it may be time to end it.
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Ending a relationship can be really difficult, and there are some things that could put extra pressure on you. These could include things like grooming, blackmail or emotional pressure. If your boyfriend or girlfriend makes you feel scared in your relationship, it’s important to get support. Try talking to an adult you trust, if but there is no one in your life you can talk to, we are here to listen.