Healthy Relationships

Relationships can range from healthy to unhealthy to abusive. Check out the Relationship Spectrum from to see the differences.

Signs of a Healthy Relationship

  • Healthy communication

  • Mutual respect

  • Respecting each other’s privacy

  • Healthy boundaries

  • Going out with your friends without your partner

  • Trust

  • Equality

  • Honesty


In a healthy relationship, both partners can openly talk and agree on what kind of activity they want to engage in, such as a kissing, touching, and intercourse. Each partner should respect the other’s boundaries.

To learn more about consent click here.

Need Help?

If you are in an unhealthy relationship, there is help available.  Consider contacting some of these places below and talking to a parent or trusted adult:

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