10 HEALTHY SIGNS

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Healthy relationships make you feel good.
They can make you feel strong, confident, supported and able to be the best version of yourself. They are linked to lower stress levels and even help you live longer! Nobody is perfect all the time, and neither is any relationship, but the healthy signs below are all a good indication of things that are going right. The more you see in a relationship, the more likely it’s a positive experience for everyone involved.
The more of them you have in a relationship, the better.
How many do you recognise in your own relationships?

BOUNDARIES

BOUNDARIES

Each person feels comfortable setting limits and sharing preferences. They have confidence that the other person will respect these boundaries.

HONESTY

HONESTY

You can be truthful and candid without fearing how the other person will respond.

RESPECT

RESPECT

You value one another’s beliefs and opinions, and like one another for who each of you are as a person.

KINDNESS

KINDNESS

You are caring and empathetic to one another, providing comfort and support.

HEALTHY CONFLICT

HEALTHY CONFLICT

Openly and respectfully confronting issues and discussing disagreements without judgement.

TRUST

TRUST

Confidence that your partner won’t do anything to hurt you or ruin the relationship.

INDEPENDENCE

INDEPENDENCE

You have the space to be yourself outside of the relationship.

EQUALITY

EQUALITY

The relationship feels balanced and everyone puts the same effort into its success.

OWNING ACTIONS

OWNING ACTIONS

Each person takes responsibility for their actions, apologises and makes amends when a mistake has been made.

FUN

FUN

You enjoy spending time together and bring out the best in each other.

To learn more about the signs of healthy and unhealthy relationships in your school, please download the resource below and share with your teacher or school leader.

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