Relationships can be really complicated sometimes.
Friends and family really can be great sources of support if you feel low, even if you don’t always see eye to eye. You might be surprised to find that they do understand how you are feeling! Think about the people that are around you who can help and remember that thoughts and feelings are important – they’re never too trivial.
Its quite normal to have ups and downs in relationships. However, when do the downs become more frequent? Are they then in danger of becoming more damaging? Domestic violence affects many families and couples – this is when there is violence or aggression within the home or the relationship. It’s never OK for someone to be violent towards you or another person.
Sometimes people will try to exploit us in our relationships. Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) is a form of sexual abuse that involves manipulation of young people under the age of 18 into sexual activity. It can cause anxiety and leave young people traumatised. It is important that you talk to someone you trust and seek support
It’s not all right for someone to:
- Threaten to end your relationship if you don’t have sex.
- Ask or make you have sex with other people.
- Expect sex in return for food or a place to stay.
- Share drugs or alcohol with you in return for sexual acts.
- Threaten to stop being friends if you don’t perform sexual dares.
- Give you gifts or money in return for sexual acts.
- Ask you to take sexual photos of yourself or share them online or by text.
- Threaten to humiliate or share sexual images of you if you don’t carry out more sex acts.
– See more at: http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/cse-advice-young-for-people#sthash.4LpBrIUw.dpuf