At Teen and Young Adult Health Centers, we know that the ups and downs of romantic relationships can affect your health, so we want to be a resource for you when you have questions or concerns about dating.

Remember, healthy relationships involve these things:

  • Respectful and open communication
  • Mutual support
  • The ability to discuss consent, safer sex, and boundaries
  • Equal support

The following often signal unhealthy relationships:

  • Isolation from friends and family
  • Pressure to do things you’re not comfortable doing
  • Possessive behavior
  • Violence

Sometimes it’s hard to find the right words to say when you’re talking to your partner about the tough stuff. Here’s an interactive communication tool from Sex.etc to help you out — whether you want to talk to your partner, friend, doctor, or parent about relationships, sex, pregnancy, coming out, or STD testing. If you need advice, we’re always here to help, too! Call us at (402) 734-4110.