Recognizing Unhealthy, Unsafe Relationships
By the end of this lesson, participants will be able to:
1. Identify common behaviors that signal a relationship is not honest, equal, responsible and/or respectful.
2. Evaluate the options for how to deal with a partner’s behaviors that warn of problems in the relationship.
3. Describe how they could help a friend end an unhealthy relationship.
People of all ages continue relationships even when there are clear signs that their partners do not respect them and the relationships are damaging to their emotional and/or physical health. Often individuals deny the seriousness of the situation or minimize the extent to which their own needs or wishes are being discounted by their partners. In this lesson participants examine some common warning signs and decide when and how they might end a relationship that signals trouble.