Characteristics of Healthy & Unhealthy Relationships

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Characteristics of Healthy & Unhealthy Relationships


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Respect for both oneself and others is a key characteristic of healthy relationships. In contrast, in unhealthy relationships, one partner tries to exert control and power over the other physically, sexually, and/or emotionally.

This is a great resource that defines health and unhealthy relationships and gives many examples for each. This can be used by the teacher in creating learning activities or lesson plans. 

Content Standard(s):
Health Education
HE (2019)
Grade: 9-12
Health Education
HE.4.3) Develop strategies to prevent, manage, or resolve interpersonal conflicts without harming self or others.

a. Identify warning signs of unhealthy relationships.

b. Differentiate between negative and positive behaviors used in conflict situations.

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