Healthy Relationships are built on a foundation of respect. Any type of relationship deserves to be healthy whether it’s romantic, platonic, in a work environment, etc.
- Dating violence is common among college students. 1 in 5 college women will experience violence in a relationship during college
- Healthy relationships include mutual respect, trust and support, honesty, fairness and equality, good communication, forgiveness, etc.
- Unhealthy or abusive relationships often use the following to gain power and control: isolation, intimidation, physical and emotional abuse, threats, etc.
- Healthy relationships have been shown to increase happiness, improve health and reduce stress.
- Fighting fair means addressing conflict in a healthy manner. This can be down by cooling down before talking, using “I” statements, keeping language clear and specific, focus on current issue, taking responsibility and recognizing some problems are not easily solved
- Creating boundaries in all types of relationships can prevent uncomfortable situations
- Abuse can take various forms including verbal, emotional, physical and sexual
- Healthy relationships allow us to grow as individuals and teach us about others
National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-787-3224