Every romance you’ve ever had felt special in the moment. He was the one; she was different; not at all like your “crazy” ex. But new becomes normal, and sane turns to insane, and soon you’re right back where you started: alone. Until Friday night, when bar pickings are slim, and you drunk text your ex, “Babe, come over?”
Or something way less appropriate.
In this five-minute video, improv artists Autumn Stein and Matthew Flynn sum up pretty much every relationship you’ve ever had, then lost, then found again when you were lonely.
While this video offers a lighthearted take on most young adult relationships, 1.5 million U.S. high schoolers experience physical abuse from a dating partner every year. Love is Respect teaches teens to spot and stop the signs of dating abuse, which can be physical, emotional or digital. Click the gray box alongside this story to visit Love is Respect, learn more about healthy dating habits and Become the News!