Abusive relationships exist on a spectrum, and we often find there is a grey area where relationships change from healthy to unhealthy, and possible even abusive. This can even be seen in bullying as well, and emotional and verbal abuse is just as harmful as physical abuse.
TEACH Teens Through Talking
Take a minute to relax with your teen
Empathize how complicated relationships can be
Acknowledge their feelings and needs
Connect by actively listening before sharing your own thoughts
Help them problem solve when they're ready