Is my relationship healthy? Considering how many romantic movies show unhealthy relationships has something to hope for, it can be difficult to figure out if your relationship is truly healthy.
Have you ever been in contact with a friend or a loved one (a lover, a lover, a visitor, a spouse, etc.) who sometimes did not seem to you correct? Have you dismiss your gut instinct thinking you were exaggerating?
Relationships can be fun, exciting and rewarding, but they can also become unhealthy. No matter what type of relationship you have, you deserve to feel respected and safe.
When we hear the word “relationship”, we usually think of romantic relationships, but we also have relationships with our friends, our family, our teachers, our coaches and our co-workers. . Relationships occupy a large part of our lives. It is therefore essential that they be healthy.
What is a healthy or unhealthy relationship?
You should feel good in the relationship. While sharing similarities, you should be able to express your wishes and needs without hurting each other. You should be able to have fun with each other and with others. Whether physically or emotionally, you should feel comfortable and safe together.
What is consent in a relationship?
When you give your “consent”, you accept, on your own and not under fear, pressure or guilt, to engage in sexual activities such as penetrative sex or oral sex, preliminaries and even kisses!
Being in a relationship, being married, isn’t an automatic consent.
If a person does not give consent, if she says “no”, if she does not answer, or if she has taken drugs or alcohol and the sexual activity is not interrupted, it is an assault, which is a serious crime.
Please, do not forget that even if you said yes and given full consent at the beginning, you and the other person can say no or stop at any time.