Sexual Health

Abusive Relationships

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What's healthy and what's not

If you think you may be in an abusive relationship, reach out to an adult support person that you respect. If you are in danger call 911. The My Health Alberta website has good information about what is healthy, and what is not, when it comes to feelings, communication, disagreements, time away, verbal abuse, sex and more.

Here is a good example about Verbal Abuse, from their website:

Verbal Abuse (using words)

Healthy - Both partners try hard not to talk harshly to or about each other.

Unhealthy - Harsh language is sometimes used in the relationship, but there is no pattern (where it happens regularly) of abuse or violence.

Abusive - There is a pattern of verbal or psychological (mental) abuse or control. Examples are controlling money, damaging belongings, or threatening to hurt or kill. The abuse may be getting worse.

See more examples here.

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