What makes a relationship healthy? Whether it’s between friends or intimate partners, there are certain characteristics that need to be in place. This includes the presence of mutual respect, a willingness to listen, an ability to share one’s thoughts and ideas and feelings of being appreciated. The individuals in the relationship feel supported and cared for by the other person.
If you are concerned about your relationship or a friend’s, do not hesitate to consult with a counselor at The Counseling Center. On our website, under the Violence on Campus heading, there is excellent additional information on recognizing intimate partner violence, stalking and what to do. Remember, love and friendship does not hurt or create fear.