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Breaking Up Is Hard to Do by Alyssa McElwain

  Breaking up is hard to do. Being a teenager means figuring things out. Who you are as a person, what you want in the future, and who you want to date. Exploring different dating relationships often means that sooner … Continue reading

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Knowing when to wave the red flag: Dating aggression in adolescent relationships by Alyssa McElwain

           Young people are more vulnerable to dating aggression in their first few relationships, with nearly a quarter of youth reporting dating aggression. Experiencing dating aggression is linked to many negative outcomes for youth including depression, physical health complaints, and … Continue reading

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Helping teens become “Relationship Smart” by Alyssa McElwain

Does the very thought of your teenager dating make your blood pressure rise? Rest assured, you’re not alone in wishing they would wait to date. We often think romantic relationships begin in adulthood—that teen relationships are just “puppy love”—but research … Continue reading

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