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Healthy Relationships

A romantic relationship that is healthy allows both partners to be supported, connected and still have independence. This can look different for different couples. Here are some things to keep in mind:

Healthy relationships include:

Unhealthy relationships include:

  • Open, honest and safe communication
  • Mutual respect, trust and appreciation
  • Freedom to talk to and hang out with who you want to
  • You can be yourself and share your opinions, even when they’re different to your partner’s
  • Solving problems together
  • Constant checking up on you
  • Increasing isolation from your friends and family
  • Threats to hurt you, someone else or themselves if they don’t get what they want
  • Blaming you for everything
  • Making all the decisions
  • Financially controlling

If you are experiencing violence or notice that signs of an unhealthy relationship, we encourage you to tell someone. It could be a friend, family member, workmate, teacher, employer, health professional, Institution support service or community service.

For more information about healthy & unhealthy relationships