It’s Dump Your Significant Jerk Week, so it’s the perfect time to think about healthy relationships, especially with your kids.
Healthy relationships have boundaries that you set together. You can have your own hobbies, interests, social media accounts, and privacy in a relationship.
You should feel comfortable speaking up and communicating in a healthy relationship.
Compromise is important. In healthy relationships, couples work together to solve arguments in fair ways.
Relationships should be based on respect, not power and control. Make sure you know the warning signs of abuse, most of which aren’t physical.
If you’re worried your relationship is abusive, connect with your support systems. Isolation is often a part of abuse, so get support and feedback.
People can only change if they want to, so if your relationship is bad, you can’t fix it alone. Make sure your needs are being met too.
If you feel unsafe in your relationship, it’s not healthy, and you should think about breaking up.