How’s Your Relationship?

Power Yourself

When you begin a new relationship, REMEMBER: The dynamic between you and a partner can deeply affect your personal health. A happy relationship can lead to a happy you. But an unhealthy relationship has the power to unravel your health and well-being.

Be sure that your partner encourages your health, and doesn’t take away from it, before you get in too deep.

Power of Two

Don’t forget that the dynamic of the relationship you and your partner share is an important part of your personal health. A happy relationship can lead to a happy you. But an unhealthy relationship has the power to unravel your health and well-being. Your partner should encourage your health, not take away from it. Be honest with yourself about the nature of your relationship.

Power Your Family

Not only does the dynamic of the relationship between you and your partner set the tone for your entire family; it is an important part of your personal health. A happy relationship can lead to a happy you. But an unhealthy relationship has the power to unravel your health and well-being. Your partner should encourage your health, not take away from it. Be honest with yourself about the nature of your relationship.

Does your partner…

  • Become possessive and jealous in a way that frightens you?
  • Call you names or speak to you with disrespect?
  • Threatens you or makes you feel scared?
  • Hit, slap, choke, or push you?
  • Take your money or belongings without asking?
  • Threaten you, your children, or your pets?
  • Threaten to kill you or themselves?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you may be in an abusive relationship. If something about your relationship makes you uncomfortable, listen to your instincts. Talk to someone. Get advice, and be sure you have a safety plan. Power yourself and pick up the phone.

Call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233.

If you’re in a healthy relationship, here are some tips to make it even better!

  • Get some physical activity together; it’s a fun way to get closer! Go for a walk after a healthy dinner, play frisbee in the park on a nice day. Explore movement together in any way you wish!
  • Cook healthy meals together or for one another. Show how much you care for each other by enjoying homemade nutritious meals together!
  • Spice up your routine every once in a while! Go to the park, a concert, a local event, or anything new and different to help keep things fresh.
  • Give each other space. Nobody likes to be smothered. Allow time for each of you to do your own thing so you can continue to appreciate yourselves as a couple.
  • Talk to each other. There’s nothing more important in a healthy relationship than honesty and open communication.
  • Stay true to yourself. Don’t stop doing the things that make you “you” when you become part of a couple. Those things are the reasons your partner fell for you in the first place!

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