Relationships. Sometimes they're great, and sometimes they're difficult-but the world would be a mighty lonely place without them. Did you know that humans are wired to have relationships? And that we benefit from all types of connections-from romantic relationships and close friendships to family bonds and even the casual ties we have with our acquaintances? This book explores relationships from all angles. You'll discover - what the four types of relationships are and how they benefit you. - what the building blocks of healthy relationships are and how to make them work for you. - how to deal with issues such as family drama, fickle friendships, dating difficulties, and more. - what the warning signs of bad relationships are and what to do if you're facing abuse. - how to handle conflict in a relationship while staying true to yourself. Supplemented with articles and information from USA TODAY, the Nation's No. 1 Newspaper, Relationship Smarts delivers solid advice and firsthand stories of real teens facing many of the same types of situations you are. Ready to wise up on relationships? Read on!