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Having romantic, sexual or other kinds of feelings towards someone (or not) is totally normal! It is important to understand what you believe about the differences between healthy and unhealthy relationships. Watch Healthy vs Unhealthy Relationships.
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Healthy relationships include many types of intimacy and intimacy looks different for every person.
Intimacy: a close, familiar, and usually affectionate or loving personal relationship with another person or group
Read Types of Intimacy.
Everyone deserves the right to be in a healthy relationship. It is important to know the signs or “red flags” of a potentially abusive relationship. Watch Intimate Partner Violence.
Intimate partner violence is a pattern of abusive behavior used by a partner to maintain power and control over another partner. Read Relationship Spectrum.
Abusive behavior can happen to people of any gender or sexuality. Read The Power & Control Wheel.
Everyone needs boundaries. Boundaries are limits that are important in every relationship. Creating emotional, physical, digital, and financial boundaries can support the overall health and wellness of any relationship. Read Creating Boundaries.
Relationships are complicated. Let’s explore this complicated conversation to understand the differences between healthy and unhealthy relationships. Listen to Six Minute Sex Ed podcast.
Directions: 1. Read the scenario. 2. Recreate this conversation with your own responses.
Tavia recently started dating someone they really like. They text one another a lot. Tavia has started to get overwhelmed with how many times their partner texts them a day. One day Tavia gets a text that asks them to send a nude picture of themself. Tavia doesn’t know what to do since they are really uncomfortable and do not want to send a nude photo of themself. Since Tavia doesn’t respond right away, their partner gets really mad and starts to pressure them to send a photo.
Fill in the blanks to this simulation of a texting conversation with a new partner to practice communicating your boundaries.
Partner: COME ON, just one picture. Partner: You are so hot. I want to see you. Partner: I have not seen you in forever, I miss you. Partner: COME ON, IT IS NOT A BIG DEAL
Partner: C’mon! …… I will only ask just this once!
Partner: It is not that big of a deal, just one pic! I miss you!
Partner: Whatever. I didn’t want to see it anyway
Read: Intimate Partner Violence Resources in Colorado English and Spanish.docx Disability Communities - Love is Respect Teen Dating Violence—You Are Not Alone
Watch: What Makes A Relationship Healthy?
PlayIs Your Relationship Healthy?
Ask:Quick Answers To Intimate Sexual Health Questions
Read:Six Minute Sex Ed podcast - Relationships
Do: Are you modeling respect at home? Take The Respect Quiz. Be sure to visit hotline websites for help at the end of the quiz should you need one.