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WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN A RELATIONSHIP


 

Here are some signs that you're in a healthy relationship:

  • You consider your boyfriend or girlfriend your friend.
  • You have fun with him/her.
  • He/she asks for your opinions and thoughts.
  • He/she has good relationships with family and with other friends.
  • He/she is a good listener and cares about what you say and feel.
  • You can act like yourself when you are with him/her.
  • He/she has other interests besides you.
  • He/she gives you respect.
  • The two of you work through your problems together.
  • You feel that you could end the relationship if you are not happy.
  • You feel good and unafraid when you are with him/her.

 

These are some signs of an unhealthy relationship:

  • He/she gets angry or hurts you if you don't pay enough attention to him/her.
  • He/she calls you repeatedly to check up on where you've been or what you've been doing and expects you to explain where you've been every time you're apart.
  • He/she is jealous of your friends and/or your family.
  • You have seen him/her throw, hit, or break things or abuse animals when he/she is angry.
  • He/she calls you names and/or makes you feel bad about yourself.
  • He/she uses drugs or alcohol and becomes abusive.
  • He/she has been or has threatened to be physically abusive to you.
  • He/she has become too serious too quickly.
  • He/she pressures you into sexual activity.
  • He/she treats you differently when other people are around than when you are alone together.

 

Source: www.free-to-soar.org/relationshiphealthy.htm