Healthy relationships are important. They remind us that we are valued and allow us to share the joys and challenges of life with others.
You have the right to feel respected and safe in your relationships, including with:
It is not healthy for any of these people to control you or cause you to live in fear.
A healthy relationship brings more happiness than sadness or stress. The other person doesn’t scare you and you can talk openly about your feelings.
A healthy relationship gives you freedom to:
A healthy relationship is not abusive, meaning you:
A healthy relationship is respectful, meaning you:
All relationships go through hard times. Having disagreements and feeling unhappy are things we all face at different stages. Sometimes it can be hard to know what is normal and what isn’t. It is important to know that you should never feel unsafe in a relationship.
A relationship may be unhealthy if the other person:
Many of these things can be abusive and are not OK. If you think your relationship might be unhealthy or abusive it is important to know that support is available.