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
- Excessive Jealousy
- Substance abuse
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
- Ask them what you can do to help
Healthy Relationship Links
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