You are not supposed to have all of the answers about relationships, but you can begin to learn what works for you through your peers, family, community and own dating experiences.
It is helpful to learn from trusted adults and to trust your gut if your relationship does not feel right.
Also steer clear of boyfriends or girlfriends who are possessive, jealous and controlling.
Your partner will support you during the ups and downs of life, as well as be someone who you can laugh, smile and have fun with.
In fact, difficulties are unavoidable in intimate relationships.
The key to a healthy relationship is effectively handling the expected struggles and disagreements that naturally arise.
Although walking away from someone you once cared for can be painful and sad, you should not stay in a relationship out of fear, to please your partner or because it feels as though there are no other options.
Breakups can be devastating, uncomfortable and overwhelming, but with time to grieve and support from your loved ones, you will get through it. However, it is important to remember there are always people and resources to help you.
He or she will be there to celebrate your successes, will listen attentively when you share about your day and will be a shoulder to cry on after an argument with your parents.