Healthy Dating
Talk About Healthy Relationships


Healthy Relationships:

  • Boyfriends and girlfriends respect partner’s desires to socialize with friends of any gender.
  • Partners respect differences of opinion.
  • Texts, calls, and social media interactions are opportunities to laugh and get to know each other.
  • How partners communicate is based on respect and caring.
  • The boundaries of each partner are respected by the other.

Concerning Relationships:

  • Partner requires the other to check with them before making plans with friends.
  • Partner discourages the other from spending time with friends.
  • Partner is jealous of time spent with friends or family.
  • Partner makes all the decisions about social activities.
  • Partner uses shame or guilt to get their way.

Dangerous Relationships:

  • Any physical act used to control or scare the other partner.
  • Preventing date from leaving a car, room, or are by physical means or threats.
  • Demanding access to phone and social media accounts to monitor communications.
  • Preventing partner from spending time with friends.
  • Demanding sexual activity against the wished of the partner.

Know the Facts

  • 1 out of 10 high school students has experienced physical violence in a relationship.
  • 25% of high school girls have been victims of physical or sexual abuse or date rape.
    • Only 1/3 told anyone about the abuse.