Relationships

Everybody is different; throughout our lives we have relationships with many different people. In any relationship, trust, honesty and respect are very important. Being able to talk to each other about our thoughts and feelings are also important.

Healthy relationships should be fun, enjoyable and make us feel good about ourselves.

Often without realising it, some people may find themselves in unhealthy relationships, where a partner, may shout at you, call you names, put you down, hit you, try to control the way you dress ,be sexually demanding and make you feel scared . It may become more about control and power rather than love and respect.

It’s wrong to abuse someone and the fault is with the person doing it, not the person on the receiving end.

Sometimes it is not easy to accept that our relationship is unhealthy and we may find ourselves victims of physical, emotional, sexual or financial abuse.

Do not suffer in silence.

Manchester has numerous agencies that may be able to help and support you.

REMEMBER ANY FORM OF ABUSE WITHIN A RELATIONSHIP IS NOT ACCEPTABLE.

http://www.manchesterwomensaid.org/ Womens Aid can give advice, support and help and it’s free and confidential.

http://www.endthefear.co.uk/ is a national website for help and support and free advice about domestic abuse.

http://www.brokenrainbow.org.uk/ is a website for LGBT people dealing with domestic violence.

If you’re in immediate danger, leave and go to someone you can trust, call 999 in an immediate emergency and report it as a crime to the police.