Healthy relationships

Updated June, 2018.

Wow.  I just heard that the divorce rate is 50%!

And that 1 out of 4 high school girls have been physically or sexually abused.

Scary facts.

You said it.  Makes me wonder why?  What happens? And what does make a healthy relationship?

Good questions… knowing that violence is wrong isn’t really enough. It’s helpful to know what makes a good relationship, not just what defines a “bad” relationship. This post covers some of the essential elements to having and maintaining positive, healthy relationships. It covers:

Healthy relationships 101

Healthy relationships: build them with communication

Healthy relationships: build them with trust

Healthy relationships: build them with honesty

Healthy relationships: build them with loyalty

Healthy relationships: build them with respect

Build boundaries

A healthy ending

Warning signs of an unhealthy relationships

Bonus YSS: Face-to-face communication tips

Post Question:

What would you do if someone cheated on you?

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  • WLKHS1207
    Posted at 12:00h, 03 December Reply

    If someone cheated on me, I would probably freak out at first… But then I would compose myself and handle the situation responsibly by peacefully breaking up with that person.

  • WLKHS 1113
    Posted at 01:04h, 09 November Reply

    I would be very angry, and I would question them as a person. But I would try to stay as calm as I could and talk to her to find out as much information about it as I could. And then I would let her know that she made a big mistake and that what she did was wrong, and make her feel bad, and then break up with her, because anyone who would cheat on me would not be worthy of a relationship with me.

  • WLKHS1307
    Posted at 16:22h, 08 November Reply

    If someone cheated on me I would be distraught and my feelings would be destroyed. I would feel this way because my partner would betray my trust which means they actually never cared about me.

  • WLKHS1321
    Posted at 16:19h, 08 November Reply

    If someone cheated on me I would be very disappointed in my partner. A main part of my relationship would be to build trust and when my partner breaks that trust I will keep my composure and respectfully end the relationship. You can’t have a relationship if you don’t trust your partner, and as a result I would end it. I would end it by saying “Since you cheated on me i can’t trust you anymore so I think we should end it”.

  • WLKHS1301
    Posted at 16:18h, 08 November Reply

    If I were cheated on, I would first be in shock and overtime become more and more upset. I would most likely not want to speak with the person who cheated on me until I am completely ready. I also would not be able to forgive this person.

  • WLKHS1413
    Posted at 14:07h, 08 November Reply

    I would make sure it was true and if it was I would either talk to them about it then just ignore them or I would completely and ignore them from the start and I wouldn’t like them.

  • WLKHS1416
    Posted at 14:00h, 08 November Reply

    If someone cheated on me (they have) I would end the relationship. It is not worth staying with someone who would cheat on you and break your trust. That trust is very hard to build up again, and the person who cheated is no longer worthy of it. If your significant other cannot control themselves then they get to be alone.