Relationships can be defined in many ways. Whether they are serious, casual, a friendship, or family, all relationships deserve to be healthy. But how do you know if your relationship is healthy?
This quiz can help you recognize the signs of dating violence and the features of a healthy relationship. See how you do!
Kiara is a full-time cat lady with a passion for social justice. At HCWC, she is the Primary Prevention Coordinator – facilitating conversations with adolescents and adults on fostering healthier relationships and ways to make the world a safer, more equitable place. Kiara is a proud alum of Texas State University where she received her bachelor’s degree in Applied Sociology. Her passions include social change, youth activism, LGBTQ activism, and crafting. She doesn’t like taking pictures, but she does love Bitmojis.
I need help with domestic violence
Hi there Chris, thank you for reaching out to us. For anonymous, confidential help, 24/7, please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233. Wishing you all the best.
A person is in a relationship with someone they cannot share things, because the person is afraid of of how they will react. They do not like listening to what’s on the person’s mind. They do not support the person in difficult times. They do threaten,, yell at, and criticize the person, and their behavior scared the person. They tell the person they’re the only one who can stand the person. They often withdraw affection and belittle the person. The answers to the quiz described this relationship; the quiz results said the relationship was “healthy.” Could you please explain what healthy means in this context? Thank you!
Quizzes can be a good tool to gain insight about a relationship, but they may not speak to the specific realities of every relationship. The relationship you are describing sounds unhealthy, and potentially abusive. In a healthy relationship, you are able to openly share how you are feeling without being afraid of how your partner will react, and you feel supported, safe, and like your thoughts and feelings have value. You can learn more about relationship behaviors on a spectrum in our Healthy Relationship 101 article: https://stopthehurt.org/healthy-relationships-101/