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A group of friends taking a selfie at the beach.Relationships can make us feel fantastic! But a fight with a close friend can really hurt. It's also upsetting when the people closest to you, like your family, don't seem to get you. Plus, relationships can be very confusing, especially when they change as you get older. has tips for building strong, happy, and healthy relationships of all kinds. Some top topics include:

Staying safe in relationships

No one has the right to hurt you emotionally or physically. Learn how to deal with possible relationship dangers by reading our safety in relationships topics:

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Content last reviewed September 16, 2015
Page last updated November 02, 2015