Teen Violence



The Healthy Relationship

  • Your partner respects you and your individuality
  • You are both open and honest
  • Your partner supports you and your choices even when he/she disagree with you
  • Both of you have equal say and respected boundaries
  • Your partner understands that you need to study or hang out with friends or family
  • You can communicate your feelings without being afraid of negative consequences
  • Both of you feel safe being open and honest
  • A good partner is not excessively jealous and does not make you feel guilty when you spend time with family and friends. A good partner also compliments you, encourages you to achieve your goals, and does not resent your accomplishments.


No Physical Abuse

Just because there is no physical abuse in your relationship doesn’t mean it’s healthy. It’s not healthy if your partner:

  • Is inconsiderate, disrespectful or distrustful
  • Doesn't communicate his/her feelings
  • Tries to emotionally or financially control you by placing your money in his/her banking account
  • Keeps you from getting a job or gets you fired
  • Humiliates you on Social Media or in front of your friends

  • Threatens to out you to your family


Warning Signs

Relationships exist on a spectrum and it can be hard to tell when behavior crosses the line from healthy to unhealthy. These warning signs of abuse help to see if your relationship is going in the wrong direction. Your partner:

  • Checks your cell phone or emails without permission
  • Constantly puts you downIs extreme jealous or insecure
  • Has an explosive temperIsolates you from family or friends
  • Makes false accusationsHas mood swings
  • Physically hurts you in any wayIs possessive
  • Tells you what to doRepeatedly pressures you to have sex