In every relationship, it’s important to consider how we treat one another. Whether it’s romantic, platonic, familial, intimate, or sexual, your relationship with another should be respectful, honest, and fun.
When relationships are healthy, they promote emotional and social wellness. When relationships are unhealthy, you may feel drained, overwhelmed, and invisible.
In a pandemic, it’s even more important to consider how you engage with others. Boundaries, communication, and time apart are vital to having relationships everyone involved feels good about. Reflect on your current relationships and consider how you can incorporate the elements listed below:
Want to learn more about healthy relationships? Check out this quiz by Love is Respect, a project of the National Domestic Violence Hotline.
If you or someone you know is in an unhealthy or abusive relationship, the university has confidential, non-confidential, and peer-led resources you can contact for help and support.
Confidential resources provide assistance and support and information shared is protected and cannot be reported unless given explicit permission from the individual that disclosed; there is imminent threat of harm to the individual or others; the conduct involves suspected abuse of a minor under the age of 18; or otherwise permitted by law or court order.
Non-confidential resources are available to provide support or assistance to individuals but are not confidential and may have broader obligations to report information. Non-confidential resources will report information only to the necessary departments, such as Office of Institutional Equity (OIE).
Peer-led resources are available to provide support and assistance. Services are provided by Johns Hopkins students, and are non-confidential.