There are many types of relationships and ways of being in relationship. Some people are interested in short term dating relationships without long term commitment, while others are looking for a long term, committed relationship. These relationships can be monogamous or open.

The qualities of a healthy or unhealthy relationship listed below apply to all types of relationships! Below is the Equality Wheel to help you review aspects of healthy relationships. It is important to note that these are general guidelines for helping you to determine if you are in a relationship that is healthy or unhealthy. Sometimes unhealthy relationships can escalate to interpersonal violence.

If you are unsure what kind of relationship you are in, if you have more questions, or if you want to talk to someone about your relationship, UNC-CH has resources that can help you. Please visit the Find Support page on this website.


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