Adolescent dating relationships
They found that teens whose parents demonstrated a high level of conflict and strife in their marital relationship were more likely to show similar behaviors in their own relationships.
Interestingly, teens who had a great deal of personal conflict with their parents did not necessarily carry this dynamic over into their relationships.
Enjoyment is what keeps the relationship going and is based on shared experiences.
Few relationships continue without both attraction and enjoyment.
The December 2008 issue of the “Journal of Adolescence” includes a study of adolescent relationships by researchers Deborah Welsh and Shmuel Shulman.
Adolescence is a tough time for parents as well as children.
As kids grow and mature, they begin identifying more heavily with their peers than with their parents.
Among adults who report partner violence, 22.4 percent of women and 15 percent of men claim that they were first involved in a violent relationship during adolescence.
Although there is no way to guarantee that your teen won't be involved in a violent relationship, all teens should be equipped with basic coping skills.