February 22, 2019 2:56 pm
In the last couple of post for Healthy Relationships/Safe Babies we discussed the unhealthy aspects of a relationship and the red flags to look out for. Now it’s time to talk about the other side. Dr Kasper talks with Debbie Courson about what signs constitute a healthy relationship.
How do you know if you are in a healthy relationship? How do we know if this relationship is good for us and the other person? Here is a list of signs to examine to help you determine the health of your relationship.
- When expressing & communicating thoughts, feeling, wants, and needs each person should receive respect
- Each partner takes responsibility for their own actions and emotions
- Respect & consideration for each other’s personal boundaries (being comfortable saying no)
- Feels safe to communicate with partner
- Trust & honesty
- Sharing responsibility
If you have concerns about the health of your relationship:
The following is a list of resources to help you if you feel that you are in a dangerous or unhealthy relationship.
- Idaho 24-hour Domestic Violence Hotline 800 669-3176
- Idaho Council on Domestic Violence 208-384-0419
- Women’s & Children’s Alliance 24-hour Domestic Violence Hotline 208-343-7025
- Women’s & Children’s Alliance 24-hour Rape Crisis Hotline: 208-345-7273 (RAPE)
- Nampa Family Justice Center 208-475-5700
- Idaho Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence https://idvsa.org/
- Nampa Family Justice Center http://id-nampa.civicplus.com/190/Family-Justice-Center
- Women’s & Children’s Alliance http://www.wcaboise.org/
- Futures Without Violence https://www.futureswithoutviolence.org/
Call 911 if you are in immediate danger.
- National Domestic Violence Hotline
- Rape Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) Hotline
- Futures Without Violence (previously known as Family Violence Prevention Fund) www.futureswithoutviolence.org
- National Coalition Against Domestic Violence www.ncadv.org
- National Network to End Domestic Violence www.nnedv.org
- National Resource Center on Domestic Violence www.nrcdv.org
- Office on Violence Against Women
(U.S. Department of Justice) www.ovw.usdoj.gov