YCC Rewind 1x

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need daily care. Know in advance how much time and energy you are able and willing to invest into a relationship and set limits. Try to base your relationships on activities and things that are mutually enjoyed. Put Your Happiness First: Statistically speaking most relationships in your youth will not last forever. Make sure that you are part of this relationship because you care about the individual and not because you just want to be a part of any relationship. If you are not happy, discuss it with your partner; it may not be a good fit for both of you. Be Yourself: It's much easier and more fun to be yourself than pretending to be someone you're not. Falsifying your beliefs and actions will always catch up with you in the end. Healthy relationships happen with real people, not images No relationship is ever easy but having open communication and following these tips may result in less strain and stress. Some relation- ships however are not so easily mended, and it might be in everyone's best interest to terminate the partnership. Some relationships can be destructive to self-esteem and self-worth, or they can even be dangerous. Abusive relationships are much more than just physical contact; the can be both emotionally and mentally scarring to the victim. A partner who tears one down and is controlling can be just as devastating as one who hits their partner. That is why establishing rules of respect and understanding are vital. Creating boundaries in the early stages of a relationship can help ensure that both of you are moving at a pace that is comfortable and neither feels pressure. Sometimes unhealthy and abusive relationships are a first hard to spot. Making it harder for the victim to leave after so much effort has been put into the relationship. By being aware of the warning signs in this quiz, it can help determine whether you are at risk. Are you in a Healthy Relationship with my Romantic Partner Quiz? Is my partner not very well liked by my friends? Does my partner say I am in too many different activities? Does my partner get extremely jealous or possessive? Does my partner accuse me of flirting or cheating with others? Does my partner constantly check up on me? Does my partner control on what I wear or how I look? Does my partner try to control what I do and who I see? Does my partner have big mood swings? Does my partner put me down? Does my partner yell at me or criticize me in public? Does my partner ever to threaten me? Does my partner ever hit, beat, choke or push me maliciously? Does my partner ever pressure me into sex? Do they get angry and guilt me if I say no? If your partner displays any two of these activities or more you may be in an abusive relationship. Leaving an unhealthy/abusive relationship is never easy and can even be dangerous. Be sure to seek help and keep yourself protected. Youth can seek help at your local youth centre by locating it on the map at youthcentrescanada.com or by calling Kids Help Phone at: 1-800-668-6868. Kick in the Butts: A Blast from the Past The Video TYPS on Tobacco project in 2004, funded by Health Canada, saw youth in 20 youth centres across Ontario produce videos that were presented in their communities during National Anti-Tobacco Week in January. This project was expanded to larger projects in 2005, Youth and TYPS on Tobacco, and 2000, Kick in the Butts, to involve 70 youth centres each year in an anti-tobacco campaign. View the video online at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVyce_h0pLw 21

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