Healthy relationships include feeling safe, being good friends, listening and communicating well with each other, having fun, trusting each other, having the freedom to do your own thing, having time to see your friends and family, as well as knowing that your opinions are respected and valued by your partner.
- feel safe
- feel listened to and valued
- trust each other
- have the freedom to do your own thing
- have time to see your family and friends
- know that your opinions are respected
If you answered yes to the questions above it is a sign that your relationship is healthy.
If you answered no to any of these we recommend that you talk to a trusted friend, family member or a professional and let them know what kind of things you are experiencing. Everyone deserves to be loved for themselves and shouldn’t have to do anything they don’t want to do in order to be loved.
Everyone deserves a healthy relationship.
Emotional, Physical and Sexual Abuse are not a part of a healthy relationship. So, if you experience any of these you should talk to someone and get help. No one deserves to be treated like this.
If you partner calls you names, threatens you, humiliates you, blames you or insults you -you are not in a healthy relationship. This is a toxic relationship that is bad for both of you and each of you should seek help.
Under 13? – Call Childline on 0800 1111
11 – 16? – Text 07507331620 for support
16 or over? – Contact Women’s Aid on 01472 575757
Worried about your safety – Always call – 999
Emotional Abuse includes:
Name calling, threats, humiliation, putting you down, stopping you seeing your family and friends, putting you under pressure or trying to control you.
Sexual Abuse includes:
Pressuring you into any kind of sexual behaviour. Taking sexual photos of you and sharing those photos online, by text or showing them to other people. Forcing you to look at pornography along with offering you to someone else for sex. None of this is OK. Get help.
Physical abuse includes:
Someone hurting you. That could be hitting, slapping, punching, pinching or kicking you. It could include scalding or burning you to pulling your hair out. If someone makes you swallow something that hurts or makes you ill, including giving you medicine when you are not ill or do not need it, that’s also physical abuse.
If any of these things are happening to you, you might think it is your fault. It isn’t. No-one has the right to abuse you. There are people who care and can help. Speak to a teacher, trusted family member or friend or if you are aged 11 or over we have a selection of services for you.
If you are under 13 please contact Childline on 0800 1111
11 – 16 – Text 07507331620 for support
16 or over – Contact Women’s Aid on 01472 575757
If you are in danger ALWAYS call 999