Dating someone your family doesn’t like can be really hard.
It may cause conflict that makes you feel like you can’t be honest or even near the people you love.
At loveisrespect, we define “dating” as two (or possibly more than two! The relationship may be sexual, but it doesn’t have to be.
It may be serious or casual, straight or gay, committed or open, short-term or long-term.
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Even if you are “hooking up,” your partner should not be disrespectful or controlling.
You should be able to communicate your feelings without being afraid of negative consequences or abuse.
At loveisrespect, we focus on dating relationships, but the information on this website is helpful for all kinds of relationships!
Yes, holding a grudge against your partner is unhealthy, not only for your relationship but also for you.