Healthy vs. Unhealthy Relationships
People in healthy relationships respect each other. They can talk honestly and freely to each other and share power and control over decisions. They trust and support each other and respect each other's independence. In contrast, an unhealthy relationship is unbalanced. One partner (a person in the relationship) tries to control the other.
10 Guidelines for Communication
1. Avoid judgmental words
2. Avoid global labels
3. Avoid "you" messages of blame
4. Avoid old history
5. Avoid negative comparisons
6. Avoid threats
7. Describe your feelings rather than using them to attack your partner
8. Keep your body language open and receptive
9. Use whole messages
10. Use clear messages
Know Your Rights!
I have the right to date or not to date.
The right to be treated with respect.
This Is My Body