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Healthy Relationship Support

Studies show that healthy relationships make us happier, improve our well-being, and can offer health benefits. Conversely, unhealthy relationships can damage our self-esteem and cause stress and anxiety. How do you know if your relationship is healthy? Healthy relationships include balance, trust, respect, support, and good communication.

Conflict in a relationship is normal. But how you handle the conflict can make or break a healthy relationship. If you handle conflict in a positive way, you can diffuse the anger and come to common ground, a win-win situation. However if you argue unfairly, you will not reach a compromise and neither one of you will be happy.

Sometimes conflict in a relationship can result in physical, sexual, or psychological harm called "intimate partner violence". This type of violence can occur among current or former heterosexual or same-sex couples and does not require sexual intimacy.

Watch recording of What to Do When Domestic Violence Enters the Workplace (webinar)

This webinar describes what intimate partner/domestic violence looks like and how to get help for yourself or someone you know. The workplace that provides the context for this webinar is the same academic environment that you live and work in.

A JHSAP counselor can help you:

  • Identify the strengths and areas of improvement in your dating relationship
  • Gain communication skills that will build trust and respect and help you and your partner feel emotionally safe
  • Learn to fight fair
  • Help you create a plan that increases your safety and protects your wellbeing

You are eligible for confidential services, without charge. All records are maintained and managed by JHSAP; clinical records are NOT part of your academic file. All clinical documentation is maintained separately from EPR and EPIC medical records.

If you are close to someone impacted by domestic or intimate partner violence and in need of some support, a JHSAP counselor is available to listen to your experience and help you find ways to care for yourself in this stressful situation.

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In case of an emergency, call 911.