What You Can Do
+ Get some support
If you are unsure whether or not you are in an unhealthy relationship, talk to somebody who can give you honest feedback (such as a counsellor, or a good friend). Chances are, if you have checked any of the items in the previous section, there may be a problem in your relationship that needs to be addressed.
Remember that emotional abuse, controlling and jealous behaviours are very often indicators of the development of hostile and violent behaviour later in the relationship.
+ Try to keep a strong suport network
If You Decide to Leave:
+ Evaluate your safety - will your partner be angry and perhaps violent when you decide to leave? If you fear for your safety, talk to a professional right away. Consult your physician, a counsellor, or the police for advice on staying safe.
If You Decide to Stay:
+ Get some help for yourself - don't stay silent
+ Start re-evaluating your reasons for staying
I think my friend is in an unhealthy relationship - how can I help?
+ Listen to her/him
Human Rights Office Main Page
General Information | Policy & Procedure | Anti-Racism | Sexual Harassment
Sexual & Gender Diversity | Stop It Program | Positive Space Program
Transgender/Transsexual Policy Group | The End to Hate Project
Important Faith Dates | Dear Jen | Human Rights Initiative Award