" If a serious relationship becomes emotionally intensified by first love, then there are more specific questions parents can suggest for the young person to consider because love relationships are the most intimately complex and challenging of all.These are questions relevant not just for late adolescents, but for couples of any age.
Remember, in most cases, this relationship education is not addressed in the academic classes that they take in school. I believe parents have a role in helping their son or daughter know how to evaluate this experience.
Parents can begin by describing three components of a serious relationship: Attraction, Enjoyment, and Respect. Typically it is based on appearance and personality that motivates wanting to spend some time together. Typically it is based on companionship and commonality that allow them to share experience together.
" -- The Respect question: "Do you both observe comfort and safety limits that each other sets?
" -- The Conflict question: "Do you both manage disagreement so neither of you feels threatened or gets emotionally or physically injured?
They want to pair up, at least for a while, to experience what a more serious involvement is like.