What is a Healthy Relationship?

What is a Healthy Relationship?

People in a healthy relationship:


  • Can be themselves

  • Bring out the best in each other

  • Support each other

  • Don’t attempt to change or control each other

  • Trust one another

  • Have fun together and are comfortable with each other

  • Respect each other’s decisions, feelings and thoughts

  • Are honest with each other and themselves

  • Are willing to compromise and work together

  • Accept the good and the bad

  • Can talk to each other openly without ridicule

Taken from ‘Living with Love’, Centacare Geraldton, Geraldton Sexual Assault Resource Centre.


Your self-esteem is the value you give yourself. The way others treat you can affect your self-esteem.


Things that can help you build your self-esteem include:

  • Don’t be hard on yourself or focus on mistakes

  • Don’t blame yourself for the way other people act

  • Focus on positive things such as:

- Things I have done that make me proud

- What I like about myself

- What my favourite things are

- Some things I would like to do in my life

  • You are important

  • You don’t have to match up to anyone else’s standards except your own

  • You have the right to express your racial or cultural beliefs

  • You deserve love and respect

We also have information fact sheets to help you with your journey.


We have a small library in our reading room with books  you can look at and borrow. We hope they may be of some help and inspire you. Please take the time to see what’s there.