Healthy and unhealthy relationships: How to spot the signs


Healthy and unhealthy relationships: How to spot the signs



  • Briefly introduce the importance of recognizing the signs of healthy and unhealthy relationships in the context of a university experience.
  • The article will cover identifying unhealthy relationships, building self-esteem, and promoting healthier connections.

Identifying Unhealthy Relationships

  • Explain that unhealthy relationships come in various forms, including physical, emotional, and financial.
  • Discuss the challenges of recognizing these signs, as they may not always involve physical abuse.
  • Introduce the “5 types of abuse” graphic to illustrate different forms of abuse.

Starting with Yourself

  • Emphasize the importance of building self-esteem and self-worth to protect against unhealthy relationships.
  • Encourage daily affirmations as a practical way to boost self-confidence.
  • Mention the “Self Care Sunday Affirmations” as an example.

Building Healthy Relationships

  • Discuss the process of building healthy relationships.
  • Present the “Hot Air Balloon” activity to help readers identify supportive individuals and those who may be negative influences.
  • Encourage readers to reflect on their time with different people and how it aligns with their values.

Signs of Unhealthy Relationships

  • Provide insights into recognizing signs of unhealthy relationships.
  • Suggest tracking one’s feelings before, during, and after spending time with someone.
  • Present the “signs of abuse” graphic to help readers understand common warning signs.

Taking Action: Keeping Yourself Safe

  • Explain the importance of seeking help and support in unhealthy relationships.
  • Offer advice on who to confide in, such as friends, family, or trusted individuals.
  • Mention the availability of resources like TalkCampus and local helplines.
  • Tease the upcoming launch of Consent Collective TV.

Supporting Others

  • Guide how to support friends or acquaintances who may be in unhealthy relationships.
  • Emphasize the importance of non-judgmental listening and creating a safe space for them to share their experiences.


  • Summarize the key takeaways from the article.
  • Reinforce the idea that recognizing and addressing unhealthy relationships is crucial for well-being during the university experience.

Additional Resources

  • Include links to relevant resources, such as TalkCampus and Consent Collective TV.

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