Love rights – the bottom lines

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Your love rights are kind of like your human rights – they’re the things you should expect from a relationship.

Love rights

We all have the right to

  • be listened to
  • have our needs taken seriously
  • disagree or to say ‘no’ without feeling guilty
  • express our own opinions
  • be treated with respect and as an equal
  • decide how much time we want to spend with a partner
  • not be hurt, hit, put-down, manipulated, or controlled
  • decide to spend some time on our own, or with our own friends and family
  • talk to whoever we want
  • decide not to have sex for any reason
  • make our own decisions about our life, and
  • fall out of love, or to leave a relationship.

If you’re in a relationship and don’t feel like you have these rights, there might be something wrong with how you’re being treated. Do the quiz:  Is it love or control?

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