How do we differentiate between what is “safe” and “unhealthy” when it comes to dating?Unhealthy relationships are defined as relationships in which physical, sexual, psychological, or emotional violence take place.It is a sad fact that rites of passage like going to school and dating are not without some risks for which teenagers find themselves unprepared.

She talks about different faces — the "hard" face that brooks no argument and the "soft" one that invites cooperation.

Hands are both weapons and signals, able to push someone away if needed, or simply convey "Stop that!

That compares to adults where one-fourth of women who date and one-seventh of men who date experience dating abuse or violence.

Harrow is a martial artist who loves Aikido and a marketing strategist by trade.

Safe dating can be described as the practice of healthy, interdependent relationships between individuals.

Many relationships, however, are unhealthy and can lead to real emotional and physical consequences for those individuals in the relationship and others around them.Sometimes, however, these relationships can be unhealthy and can be harmful either to you or other people involved.Unhealthy relationships can be risky because someone can get hurt emotionally or physically.Remind your teen that he or she deserves a violence free relationship and that abuse is NEVER appropriate and NEVER their fault.If you think your son or daughter may be controlling, abusive, or violent with his or her partner, tell your child that abuse and violence are NOT acceptable and that violence will not solve problems.How you present yourself matters, so Susan Harrow teaches teenage girls to stand up straight and make good eye contact.