Does your boyfriend, girlfriend, or partner…
- Call you names or put you down?
- Demand to check your phone, texts, email, or chat messages?
- Tell you how to dress?
- Always accuse you of flirting or cheating?
- Limit your ability to see family and friends?
- Embarrass you by yelling or with outbursts of anger?
- Threaten to hurt his or herself or others?
Everyone deserves to be in a healthy and non-violent relationship.
Tips for a Healthy Relationship
- Speak Up: In a healthy relationship, if something is bothering you, it’s best to talk about it instead of holding it in.
- Respect Your Partner: Your partner’s wishes and feelings have value. Let your significant other know you are making an effort to keep their ideas in mind. Mutual respect is essential in maintaining healthy relationships.
- Disagreements are a natural part of healthy relationships, but it’s important that you find a way to compromise if you disagree on something. Try to solve conflicts in a fair and rational way.
- Be Supportive: Offer reassurance and encouragement to your partner. Also, let your partner know when you need their support. Healthy relationships are about building each other up, not putting each other down.
- Respect Each Other’s Privacy: Just because you’re in a relationship, doesn’t mean you have to share everything and constantly be together. Healthy relationships require space.
Want to talk about it?
Call 1-800-339-3940 24 hours a day. Your call is anonymous, confidential, and free.
- Break the Cycle (1-888-988-TEEN)
- National Teen Dating Abuse Hotline (1-866-331-9474)
- The California Youth Crisis Line (1-800-843-5200)