What does a healthy relationship look like?

 We’re just not taught what they look like….and many people do not see it in their own homes anyway.

 OR – they don’t see it in their friends.

 Many people just  haven’t been exposed to a healthy relationship so they think that what they’re experiencing is a healthy relationship….It’s not!

 This is how a healthy relationship should look like:

  •  ž  Supports your relationship with your and their friends and family.
  • ž  Maintains their own friends, and wants you to hang out with your friends too.
  • ž  Asks and values your opinion
  • ž  You can express your opinions, ideas, and dreams and do not feel threatened.
  • ž  Talks and listens to you
  • ž  Accepts responsibility for their behavior, feelings, and thoughts
  • ž  Apologizes when they’re wrong, and accepts your apology when you’re wrong.
  • ž  Considers the relationship a partnership.
  • ž  Shares in the decision making and wants you to share.
  • ž  Expects each person to deal with their own money, and doesn’t use money to get their way.
  • ž  Treats other people and animals with respect. (Especially their parents, elders, and servers)
  • ž  Is not upset about your relationship with someone of the opposite or same sex.
  • ž  Trusts you and expects to be trusted.
  • ž  Encourages you in your goals and dreams.
  • ž  Points out the positive in your appearance, your actions, and your ideas.
  • ž  You feel safe with.
  • ž  Resolves conflict without resorting to violence or put downs.
  • ž  Tries to understand how you feel.
  • ž  Accepts all aspects of who you are.
  • ž  Understands that people need some time alone to be with themselves, their family, or friends.
  • ž  Text you only when you respond or it is appropriate to text. Does not ask for nude pics.
  • ž  Understands NO, and variation of the word,  still means No!!
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