Checking In: Is My Relationship Healthy

Ultimately, you are the expert on your own relationship. However, these questions to consider, courtesy of Planned Parenthood, help you take stock of your relationship and feelings with your partner. If you answer “no” to two or more of these questions, you might be in an unhealthy relationship. You may want to consider learning more about unhealthy relationships and abuse  or talking to someone who can help, such as a professional at Student Counseling Service.

Questions to consider:

  • Does your partner listen to and respect your ideas?

  • Does your partner give you space to spend time with friends and family?

  • Do you enjoy spending time together?

  • Do you feel comfortable telling your partner when something they are doing upsets you?  

  • Do you feel comfortable sharing your thoughts and feelings?

  • Can you tell your partner what you like sexually?

  • Does your partner make an effort to get along with your friends and family?

  • Is your partner proud of your accomplishments and successes?

  • Does your partner respect your differences?

  • Can you talk to your partner about safer sex and/or birth control?