& UNHEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS
Everybody deserves to have great relationships with respect and love. But what qualities make a healthy relationship?
Many people do experience positive relationships.
Being in a positive relationship will make you and your partner feel loved, special, secure, confident and important. To achieve a strong relationship requires compromise and understanding, which can be hard work. It is important that both you and your partner want to and do make an effort.
But… the more positive effort and energy you both put in together, the more positive the relationship will be for both of you.
Is Your Relationship Healthy?
Take this quiz to find out if your relationship has healthy or unhealthy qualities and find out what to do if you are in an unhealthy relationship.
Good Relationship Qualities
Unhealthy relationships are common, however, the signs of a relationship being unhealthy are not always clear. If you are in an relationship and feel scared or pressurised into doing things you don’t want then this is not okay. You may feel unhappy or uncomfortable and uncertain about what is happening. Should this be the case, it may be an abusive relationship. A loving relationship is based on respect not fear.
1 in 4 teenage girls report some form of physical abuse from a partner
Abusive behaviour and unhealthy relationships may include some or all of these things:
Physical abuse includes hurting the outside of the body, for example:
Emotional abuse includes actions that effect how you think or how you feel, for example:
- Putting down
- Checking up on constantly
Financial abuse is taking control of a partners money, for example:
- Stealing from you
- Making you pay for everything
- Not giving you access to your own money
- Stopping you from earning your own money
Sexual and intimate abuse, for example, being forced or pressurised into sex or sexual behaviour that you are not comfortable with. This is always wrong and illegal regardless of if you are in a relationship with the other person, or not.
This is known as Domestic Abuse.