Healthy Relationships

We all want to have healthy relationships, be they with our families, roommates, professors, or friends. Having a healthy relationship becomes especially important when the person is close to us; someone we are considering dating, or our significant other. So what makes a relationship healthy? Here are some points to consider:

  • Both people show respect for each other and self.
  • Both people share open and honest communication.
  • Privacy is respected.
  • Decisions are shared and discussed truthfully.
  • There is no use of threats or coercion to get the other person to agree with you.
  • Independence and personal responsibility are encouraged.
  • Each person has common and separate interests and friends.
  • Both people are encouraged to maintain health relationships with friends and family.
  • Individual belief and value systems are respected and encouraged.

For more information about Healthy and Unhealthy relationships visit our Handouts section.


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