Dating 101 how to balance the power in your relationship

He tries to talk with her more, perhaps asking about her day or talking about how work went at the office. Maybe he experiments and changes the conversation to what he’s thinking about doing over the weekend or inquiring about her social plans.

But she’s still not responsive, and he can’t figure out why.

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

No one deserves to be hit, shoved, or forced into anything they don't want to do.

For some people who have grown up around this kind of behavior it can almost seem normal or OK. Many of us learn from watching and imitating the people close to us.

So someone who has lived around violent or disrespectful behavior may not have learned how to treat others with kindness and respect or how to expect the same treatment.

And if you're already part of a pair, make sure the relationship you're in brings out the best in both of you.

Your friend is going through a rough patch in his marriage and his wife is telling him that it’s partly because they need to communicate more.

Ever heard about how it's hard for someone to love you when you don't love yourself?

It's a big relationship roadblock when one or both people struggle with self-esteem problems.

Someone who's not happy or secure may have trouble being a healthy relationship partner.

Also, intense relationships can be hard for some teens.

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