Signs of an unhealthy relationship

In personal relationships there can be signs that a relationship is unhealthy which could impact your emotional and/or physical wellbeing and have a negative impact on your studies.

Signs of an unhealthy relationship could be: 

  • Someone trying to control who you see, where you go and want to know your movements all the time 
  • Harassment and/or assault which may be sexual, physical, throwing something at you 
  • Verbal abuse and name calling 
  • Threats, these can be physical (threat to hit you), emotional (threat to take their life or tell someone something private about you) or financial (withholding money that is yours).  Even if someone does not carry through the threat it is still a cause for concern. 
  • Constant arguing which makes you feel unhappy 

If you are experiencing any one of these signs, or any others that cause you upset or concern, this could be an abusive relationship.  Domestic abuse can happen in any relationship, you don’t have to be married or living with someone for it to be defined as Domestic Abuse.   

We can help 

If you are concerned for a friend who is in an unhealthy relationship 

It can be very worrying if you feel a friend or someone you know is in a relationship that is unhealthy, and/or they may be at risk.  You don’t have to deal with this on your own.  Find out how you can offer support