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Healthy relationships start with us.
Healthy relationships are built on respect, honesty, and open communication. They make people feel good about themselves and each other. Learn what makes a relationship healthy or unhealthy, signs to look out for, and how to talk about these issues with people you care about.
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Healthy relationships share certain characteristics that everyone should expect, and both people should follow.
Learn the signs of unhealthy behaviors in a friendship or romantic relationship.
Each relationship is unique, but all healthy relationships share certain traits. Wondering if your relationship is healthy? Take this quiz!
In a friendship or romantic partnership, clear boundaries make for positive relationships.
If you see the signs of unhealthy behaviors and suspect that someone you care about may be in an unhealthy or abusive relationship of any kind, learn how you can support them and help them stay safe.
Learn what you can do if you think your friendship or romantic relationship has signs of unhealthy behavior.
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