Healthy Relationships

What are qualities that you look for in a dating partner?
Attractive, funny, kind, fun, similar activity involvement and backgrounds.

What are qualities that you wouldn’t want in a dating partner?
Dishonesty, controlling, unreliable or doesn’t have a similar belief system.

What are some behaviors that let you know that you are in a healthy relationship?
There’s honesty, trust, support and respect between the individuals involved.

When is a relationship considered unhealthy or abusive?
When one person is physical (hit, kick, slap, etc) with another or when one person yells at the other. A relationship is considered abusive when one partner establishes a pattern of trying to have power or control over the other partner.

What is teen dating violence (TDV)?
A pattern of behavior that includes physical, emotional, verbal or sexual abuse used by one person in an intimate relationship to exert power and control over another. TDV includes kids or youths between the ages of 13 and 19 years old.

What does having equality in a relationship mean?
When both partners are able to make decisions and choices equally or the same.