Waushara County Health News

What is a Healthy Relationship?

Waushara County Health Department’s Adolescent Health Program is teaching Safe Dates, a youth dating violence prevention program, to high school student in our county.

Different people define relationships in different ways. But in order for a relationship to be healthy, it needs a few key ingredients - one of which is healthy communication. The following information comes from Loveisrespect, a resource to empower youth to prevent and end dating abuse.   

Healthy Communication

Open, honest communi-cation is a key part of a healthy relationship. Being on the same page with your partner is very important - the first step to building a relationship is understanding each other’s needs and expectations. That means you have to talk openly and honestly with your partner.

    The following tips can help you:

    • Speak Up. In a healthy relationship, if something is bothering you, it is best to talk about it instead of holding it in.

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