Everyone deserves to be in a healthy relationship! Below are some characteristics of a healthy relationship.
Talking and acting so that both people feel safe and comfortable expressing themselves.
Listening to each other non-judgmentally. Being emotionally affirming and understanding. Valuing each other's opinions.
Trust and Support
Supporting each other's life goals. Respecting each other's right to their own feelings, friends, activities, and opinions.
Honesty and Accountability
Accepting responsibility for self. Acknowledging past use of violence. Admitting being wrong. Communicating openly and truthfully.
Sharing parental responsibilities. Being a positive, non-violent role model for the children.
Mutually agreeing on fair distribution of work. Making family decisions together.
Making money decisions together. Making sure both partners benefit from financial arrangements.
Negotiation and Fairness
Seeking mutually satisfying resolutions to conflict. Accepting changes. Being willing to compromise.