What is a Healthy Relationship?
People define relationships in many different ways, but for a relationship to be healthy you need:
- Safe communication
- Mutual respect
Learn more about the different aspects of healthy relationships by exploring the pages in this section.
Everyone deserves a relationship that is positive, healthy and free from violence. If you have concerns about your relationship, Hotline advocates are available to help 24/7 at 1-800-799-7233 or via live chat from 7 a.m. to 2 a.m. Central time. Please click here for information about services for people who are Deaf or hard of hearing.
Learn the different characteristics of healthy, unhealthy and abusive relationships.
A healthy relationship starts with mutual respect of each partner’s boundaries.
Open, honest communication should be part of every healthy relationship.
Why is trust important, and how do you build it in a relationship?
What does equality mean, and why does it matter?
It’s more than just “no means no.”
Healthy Conflict Resolution
Conflicts happen even in healthy relationships. What matters is that they are resolved in a healthy way.