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Check the temperature of your relationships...
My partner: Doesn’t like my friends Puts me down Threatens me Always wants to know where I am or where I’ve been Calls me stupid
Does that attention include unwanted: Pet names Touching Hugs I knew someone who was always “real happy” to see me Are you comfortable with the attention you are getting? At first did the attention make you feel special? Are you afraid to tell anyone because you don’t want to cause any trouble? Is the attention growing so intense it’s affecting your daily routine? Is always trying to get me alone Has touched me in a way that made me feel uncomfortable
When my same-sex partner hit me I was... Shocked In denial Embarrassed
I thought abuse and violence in queer relationships... Didn’t happen Were rare Were exaggerated
Telling others about the abuse in my relationship, I felt... Relieved Silenced Ignored
If you have checked any of the above questions or comments the temperature in your relationship is rising and you will need to get out before it gets too hot! Ask yourself, “Am I in a healthy relationship?” A healthy relationship is violence-free. Violence is not only about physically hurting someone, but it includes verbal abuse, emotional abuse, sexual harassment and abuse, and it can happen in any dating relationship. Having a healthy relationship means everyone involved agreeing to communicate and treat each other in a caring manner that is both respectful and empowering.
I know what I want in my relationship. I communicate my wants and needs clearly. I listen when my partner tells me about their feelings. My partner supports my interests. I feel safe in my relationship.
If you feel like you are not in a healthy relationship and need support talk to family and friends. If you feel comfortable call us at 416 746 – 3701 ext 0; There is always some available to talk with you and give you support. You can also check our Youth Resources page for counselling services and other resources that are available to you.
Crisis 416.746.3701 / TTY 416.746.3716
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