Remember that if it’s important to your partner, it doesn’t have to make sense to you. Don't ask "how was your day." At the end of a long day, we tend to mentally check out of our lives and consequently, our relationship.We rely on the standard question, “How was your day?Whether you decide to leave or stay, make sure to use our safety planning tips to stay safe.

Remember, healthy boundaries shouldn’t restrict your ability to: Even healthy relationships can use a boost now and then.

You may need a boost if you feel disconnected from your partner or like the relationship has gotten stale.

However, possessiveness, insults, jealous accusations, yelling, humiliation, pulling hair, pushing or other abusive behaviors, are — at their root — exertions of power and control.

Remember that abuse is always a choice and you deserve to be respected. If you think your relationship is unhealthy, it’s important to think about your safety now.

Relationships that are not healthy are based on power and control, not equality and respect.

In the early stages of an abusive relationship, you may not think the unhealthy behaviors are a big deal.

If so, find a fun, simple activity you both enjoy, like going on a walk, and talk about the reasons why you want to be in the relationship.

Then, keep using healthy behaviors as you continue dating.

Then ask what makes relationships good and what makes them bad?