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Are you already in your first relationship or thinking about getting into one? The experience of a new relationship is exciting, and if it's a healthy one, will often bring you love, laughter, and good friendship.
Healthy relationship checklist
If you and your partner are enjoying a healthy relationship, you’ll treat each other with honesty and respect, pursue your own interests and friendships outside of each other, and spend most of your time together enjoying each other’s company. Our checklist below will help you work out whether or not your relationship is healthy.
If you have answered 'no' to any of these questions, you could be in an unhealthy relationship.
It may seem awkward or embarrassing opening up about your personal relationships, but it’s important to speak up and talk to your parents or an adult you trust if you think something is wrong. You might be surprised: most people have experienced relationships in some form and you will probably find that they have had similar experiences to you and can offer some good advice.
If you think your relationship might be unhealthy, you can also read our advice about abusive relationships, or come to us for free, strictly confidential advice and support by calling our Family Lives helpline on 0808 800 2222.