How Do I Know if My Relationships Are Healthy?
Here are some questions that can help you begin to assess your relationship(s):
- Do you feel like equals, and do you share responsibilities and make joint decisions?
- Do you trust and support each other and are you emotionally honest?
- Do you have fun together and do you both feel good about yourselves?
- Do you feel safe emotionally, physically, and sexually? That is, do you set your own boundaries and are they respected? Can you say "no" when you want to? Is it a fact that there is no physical violence, name calling or hurtful criticism? Is it a fact that no one feels threatened or coerced?
Chances are that if you answer "no" to these questions, it would be helpful to consult with someone about whether your relationship(s) is/are supportive of you. If you have any questions about relationships, or would like to consult with a counselor about your relationships, please contact us at the Student Counseling Service. Also, see web-sites below for more information.