But even if you know that the person hurting you loves you, it is not healthy.

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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.

Also, intense relationships can be hard for some teens.

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.

It's totally normal to look at the world through rose-colored glasses in the early stages of a relationship.

But for some people, those rose-colored glasses turn into blinders that keep them from seeing that a relationship isn't as healthy as it should be.

Your girlfriend or boyfriend isn't there to make you feel good about yourself if you can't do that on your own.

Focus on being happy with yourself, and don't take on the responsibility of worrying about someone else's happiness.

Hopefully, you and your significant other are treating each other well. Take a step back from the dizzying sensation of being swept off your feet and think about whether your relationship has these qualities: A relationship is unhealthy when it involves mean, disrespectful, controlling, or abusive behavior.