In a healthy relationship:
- Consent for sexual behavior is always verbally given
- You feel free to say anything you want, and your thoughts are respected.
- Feeling angry, hurt and upset is normal, but feeling scared, humiliated or controlled isn't. You should feel loved
and respected. You and your partner are equals.
- If you and your partner have a misunderstanding, both of you are able to work it out together. Communication is important.
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In unhealthy relationships:
- Blame you for anything bad that happens.
- Excessive jealousy.
- Abuse of others.
- Put you or others down and call others names.
- Frequent anger.
- Isolation from friends and family.
- Pressure you to be sexual.
- Physical abuse.
- Ignoring or giving silent treatment.
- Always need to know whereabouts.
- Don’t listen or care about your opinions and feelings.
Do your homework:
- Are you afraid to break up with your partner?
- Do you feel tied down, like you have to always check-in?
- Are you afraid to make decisions or bring up certain topics?
- Do you tell yourself if you just try harder everything will be fine?
- Are you depressed, unhappy or cry a lot?
- Is the emotional or physical abuse getting worse?