Dating advice for young adults
Children who grew up in dysfunctional families with abusive, addicted, or neglectful parents generally will not have a positive sense of self or a positive sense of being part of a relationship.This is a major factor in setting how young adults see their own role in a relationship.With a large percentage of women either cohabitating or married by their mid-twenties and about the same percentage of men in their late twenties in serious relationships, pressure can build to join the trend.Young adults who may not be comfortable and confident on their own may decide to enter into a relationship just to be part of what they see as the norm.Often along the way, young adults develop a distorted view of the reality of relationships.
As one person gives his or her all to make the relationship work, the other may simply take and take and never return the affection, effort, or desire to stay together.
Many young adults stay in relationships that are mentally unhealthy or physically abusive because they fear being alone.
This fear stems from their identity and sense of self-worth being tied up in being “in love” or in a committed relationship.
About 48% of women aged 15 to 44 reporting living with a partner prior to marriage.
The highest rate (70%) was reported by women who had not achieved a high school diploma.