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What do you think qualifies as a "healthy" relationship?
'Relationship’ doesn’t mean only a romantic partner. It could be a relationship that you have with family, friends or special person, roommates, classmates, teachers, or co-workers.
Other questions to consider asking:
What do you expect in a healthy relationship?
What values do you look for in a healthy relationship?
What do you look for in a healthy relationship?
In a relationship both parties should be respected equally even though each of you have different point of view. The golden rule “ALWAYS TREAT OTHERS IN THE WAY YOU WILL LIKE OTHERS TO TREAT YOU.”
If you have any concerns or questions about your relationship and you need to talk to someone about it privately Brock offers you: Student Health Services  ext 3243 and Student Development Centre  (personal counselling) ext 3240.
There are several signs of healthy relationship:
1) At the beginning of any new relationships trust is important!
2) Both decide how to spend time together
3) Spending time alone, but also time with family and friends
4) Both are honest about their feelings and communicate openly
5) It’s okay to say no
There are several signs of unhealthy relationship:
1) Fear of your partners temper and afraid of a negative reaction because of it
2) Your partner says “I can’t live without you”, and you fear it may be true
3) Your partner believes jealousy is proof of their love
4) You would do anything to make the relationship work
Abuse is illegal. Abuse is treating someone in a way that inflicts pain or suffering, even if it is only for a moment. This pain can be emotional, physical, or psychological. There is no excuse for abuse.