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Healthy vs Unhealthy Relationships

Don't be reckless with other people’s hearts & don’t put up with people that are reckless with yours.

In a healthy relationship two people:
  • Feel good about themselves and each other
  • Have a good friendship, not just a physical relationship
  • Each have the freedom to do their own thing
  • Each have time and space to see their friends
  • Each have their own interests
  • Respect each others opinions
  • You can disagree with each other
  • Go at your own pace, including sexuality
  • Can make decisions together
  • Can talk about arguments
  • Have fun together
  • Feel safe
  • Can end the relationship if they want to, knowing that each will respect each other’s decisions
An unhealthy relationship is when either partner:
  • Shows controlling behaviour
  • Gets angry or jealous
  • Is verbally aggressive or physically threatening
  • Uses put-downs and name calling
  • Makes the other feel bad
  • Uses force, threats or bargains
  • Makes the other person do things they don’t want to doThreatens to harm family, friends, pets or property.
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"A healthy relationship doesn't drag you down. It inspires you to be better."