Healthy Relationships

Who’s Important To You?

We all have relationships in our lives – relationships with our parents/guardians, siblings, friends, mentors, mentees, teachers, coaches, romantic partners, and more. These relationships add value to our lives, and if they are healthy, can be a source of happiness and connection. If they are unhealthy, it can cause stress and unhappiness.
Want to read more about healthy relationships? We encourage you to check out Love is Respect: Healthy Relationships.

Are you interested in the difference between a healthy and unhealthy relationship? Check out this short video:


The Relationship Spectrum

Relationships exist on a spectrum – meaning they vary from one extreme (healthy) to another (abusive), with unhealthy relationships somewhere in the middle. Below you will find the relationship spectrum and the characteristics of each type of relationship.


Relationship Spectrum

Analyze the relationships in your life to understand where they fall on the spectrum

Healthy Relationships Quiz

Is your relationship healthy? Take this quiz to find out:


What is Teen Dating Violence (TDV)?

Teen dating violence is a type of intimate partner violence that impacts young people in close relationships. Dating violence commonly involves a pattern of abusive behaviors over a period of time, however, the first instance of abuse is still considered dating violence.

Teen dating violence is common! Millions of teens are impacted by dating violence each year in the United States. Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s Youth Risk Behavior Survey and the National Intimate Partner & Sexual Violence Survey indicate:

  • Nearly 1 in 11 female and approximately 1 in 15 male high school students report having experienced physical dating violence in the last year.
  • About 1 in 9 female and 1 in 36 male high school students report having experienced sexual dating violence in the last year.

Want to learn more about the types of teen dating violence? Check out this video for more information:



Getting Help. If you or someone you know is experiencing dating violence, talk with a parent/guardian or other trusted adult.

Minnesota Resources:

  • Call the Minnesota Day One Crisis Hotline at 1-866-223-1111
  • Call the OutFront Minnesota, LGBTQ Domestic Abuse Hotline at 612-824-8434
  • Si Ud. es víctima de violencia doméstica, para ayuda en Español, llame la línea de ayuda de Casa de Esperanza a 651-772-1611

National Resources:

  • Call the National Dating Abuse Helpline at 1-866–331-9474
  • Text “loveis” to 22522