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Healthy Relationships

Healthy relationships involve honesty, trust, respect, open communication, effort, and compromise from both sides. There is no imbalance of power. Partners respect each other's independence, can make their own decisions without fear of retribution or retaliation, and share decisions.

How to know if you are in an unhealthy relationship:

During high school, relationships can be hard to navigate. Whether that be a romantic relationship, friendship, or even relationships with family members. It is easy to get stuck in a toxic situation where you feel that you have lost control. It is important to seek help in any of these relationships if they start becoming toxic and abusive.

Signs you may be in a toxic or abusive relationship:

  • Not feeling safe around them

  • Feeling neglected

  • Feeling that you receive empathy from them

  • Feeling controlled or manipulated by them

  • They make you feel bad about yourself or tear you down

  • Receiving threats and being gaslighted

  • Physical violence

Where else you can find help:

  • Harmony House

  • Child Advocacy Center

  • The Victim Center

  • The National Dating Abuse Helpline

  • The National Domestic Violence Hotline

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