She gives you back-handed insults and never misses an opportunity to sow insecurity and self-doubt in your mind, so how do you deal with a toxic frenemy?
By Christine Fieldhouse
It’s fair to say that all breakups, no matter their nature, are painful to some extent. You might be mourning the relationship, who you were in it or what it cost to get out of it. The ending of something we held dear naturally sears with the sting of change, even when we know it’s for the best. Usually, with romantic relationships, there are familiar and culturally prescribed relationship beats we follow: we ideally define the relationship through conversation or physical touch and end it the same way.
By Sian Dolan
What makes a relationship safe and healthy?
There’s no set time to be in a relationship, but if you do feel ready to start one, it’s important to think about how you feel. Relationships can bring out the best in us, make us feel happy and naturally make us want to spend more time with the other person.
People talk about red flags in relationships – but just what are they? Relationship red flags are clues to toxic or unhealthy behaviour between you and your partner. This article will look at some of those behaviours and how you can spot them and deal with them.
Knowing what the law says about sex and young people will help you to understand your rights, and the rights of other young people.
Consent is a part of our everyday lives. It is a crucial aspect of all our relationships, whether romantic, professional, or platonic. In this #YesSheCan blog, we will explore the definition of consent, its importance, and what it can look like in different settings.
Consent means agreeing to do something. When it comes to sex, this means agreeing to have sex or engage in sexual activity. Find out about why consent is important during sexual activity.
The end of a relationship is never easy, but there are some things you can do to make the process easier for both parties.
By Nikka Celeste
While typical consent education in secondary schools may rationalise or provide a ‘road map’ for consent, teenage boys feel uncertain and anxious about navigating the perceived realities of youth sexual culture, according to new research from the University of Surrey.
By Dr Emily Setty
Intergenerational friendships can anchor a person in their local community, help them access new world views – and be fun.
By Erica Berry
We’ve all had friendships that have ended up a little pear-shaped and it’s unfortunate that most of the time, we all have to get burnt before we can spot a bad friend from a good one. We’ve pooled together our own experiences and come up with 15 of the most common signs that somebody isn’t your friend for the right reasons.
By Georgia Williamson
By Canse Karatas, (MBACP)
By Sian Bradley
YouGov reveals how Britons navigate the dangerous waters of break-ups.
By Isabelle Kirk
What is sexting?
Sexting is when you send a sexual message to someone else. This could include sending nude images of yourselves, talking about sexual activities or doing sexual activities on a live stream. It can happen between partners, friends or even strangers online. Sexting can be harmless as long as you’re both over 18 years old, but it can go wrong. Not everyone in a relationship takes part in sexting, so if it makes you uncomfortable, don’t feel like you have to do it.
Olivia Petter examines why it’s so painful to break up with a friend.
What wisdom can a youth leader give to young people wrestling with love, sex, and relationship drama? Author Lauren Windle weighs in with her top tips.