Evaluating Healthy Relationships

Every relationship, even friendships and dating relationships, can be classified as either healthy or unhealthy. In healthy relationships, partners support and love each other while still remaining independent. They adopt open, assertive communication and respect consent. Unhealthy relationships are unequal, disrespectful, and potentially abusive. They may escalate into domestic abuse or intimate partner violence and are often characterized by uneven or failing communication and a disregard for consent and boundaries. Here are some resources that may help you evaluate your relationship: