34.0% of ASU students reported experiencing “relationship difficulties” in the last school year. 33.5% of these students reported that relationship difficulties affected their academic performance.
10.2% of ASU students reported being in an emotionally abusive relationship.
2.6% of ASU students reported being in a physically abusive relationship.
1.3% of ASU students reported being in a sexually abusive relationship.
American College Health Association. American College Health Association – National College Health Assessment: Arizona State University Spring 2011. Baltimore: American College Health Association; 2011. (n=1, 748)
Any connection or bond between two people can be considered a relationship. This includes family members, friends, dating partners, co-workers, acquaintances and even, to a certain degree, strangers we come into contact with.
Characteristics of a Healthy Relationship
Trust and Honesty
Boundaries: Physical, Intellectual, Emotional, Sexual
How to Have a Healthy Relationship
Treat others the way you want to be treated
Hold yourself accountable for your actions
Talk about problems you might have instead of ignoring them
Listen to the other person's perspective
Characteristics of an Unhealthy Relationship
Humiliation and Degradation
Sexual and Physical Abuse
Control / Intimidation
How to Help Someone in an Unhealthy Relationship
Be a good friend
Be respectful and supportive
Listen patiently and openly: don't try to place blame on them or try to fix their relationship