Knowing what a healthy relationship is and how to help those in need can be tricky. But our resources and support can help make it a little easier.
Sometimes it can be tricky to figure out things like whether or not your relationships are healthy, or how to help a friend that is going through stuff at home.
As parents, you play a critical role in helping your child develop healthy relationships and support their growth, development and decision-making. Our expert team has prepared a series of resources to keep you informed and up-to-date on a variety of topics – including healthy relationships, dating, bullying, and more!
A Place For Empowerment
Here’s information about some of the types of things we address in Margaret’s Place:
Digital dating abuse is the use of technologies such as texting and social networking to bully, harass, stalk or intimidate a partner. Often this behavior is a form of verbal or emotional abuse perpetrated online. In a healthy relationship, all communication is respectful whether in person, online or by phone. It is never ok for someone to do or say anything that makes you feel bad, lowers your self-esteem or manipulates you.
- Your partner should respect your relationship boundaries.
- It is ok to turn off your phone. You have the right to be alone and spend time with friends and family without your partner getting angry.
- You do not have to text any pictures or statements that you are uncomfortable sending, especially nude or partially nude photos, known as “sexting”.
- You lose control of any electronic message once your partner receives it. They may forward it, so don’t send anything you fear could be seen by others.