I am 14 and my boyfriend hasn’t hit me but he checks my texts and tells me what to do. Is this abusive?

Checking texts, monitoring your movements and telling you what to do are signs of jealous, controlling and abusive behaviour. This behaviour can become worse over time and leave you isolated from your friends and unhappy. Relationships should be equal and supportive and you should feel comfortable to see who you want to and go where you choose. If you can’t talk to your boyfriend about his behaviour, think about ending the relationship. If you want more advice you can always phone us on 03000 110 110.