Relationships can be a lot to think about.

Especially when relationships exist on a spectrum from healthy, unhealthy, to abusive.

It’s important to recognize different signs of these types of relationships. We’re here to help you see those red flags by defining the difference between the 3!


A Healthy Relationship Involves:

  • Communication
  • Respect
  • Honesty
  • Compromise
  • Trust
  • Equality
  • Listening
  • Forgiveness 
  • And to be able to give each other personal time! 

Unhealthy relationships involve:

  • No communication
  • Disrespect
  • Dishonesty
  • Untrustworthy
  • Controlling over one another
  • Pressure into activities

Abusive relationships involve:

  • Communicating in a demeaning and threatening way
  • Overly controlling
  • Isolation from other people 
  • Verbal, Physical, and Emotional Threats 
  • Anything that is very hurtful to you phyiscally and emotionally 
Know this:

not every relationship is perfect, but that is where communication comes in to express your concerns and talk things through with your partner.

If you see any of these warning signs, reach out to a trusted adult or reach out tothe Love Is Respect Hotline.

Love is Respect hotline

helpful tips.

Here are some helpful ways to start a conversation.