When we don’t talk about healthy relationships, it can be hard to tell the difference between romantic gestures and unhealthy behavior.

In honor of Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, we’re revisiting common red flags for abuse that teens (and people of all ages!) often overlook.

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The Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center is located in New York City. It provides comprehensive, confidential, judgment free health care at no charge to over 12,000 young people every year. This column is not intended to provide medical advice, professional diagnosis, opinion, treatment or services to you or to any other individual, only general information for education purposes only.