Relationships rights

Everyone has rights, especially in a relationship. What are yours?I have the right to…

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have a boyfriend or girlfriend who values and encourages me

be treated with consideration and respect

make decisions about my body, my property, my opinions and my privacy

disagree, assert myself respectfully and say ‘No’ without feeling guilty

speak up about what I think, feel and need

feel safe in my relationship

be listened to and taken seriously

spend time alone or with family and friends without my boyfriend or girlfriend

end the relationship

I am responsible for…

speaking up about what I want and need

respecting my boyfriend or girlfriend’s decisions about their body, property, opinions and privacy

listening to my boyfriend or girlfriend and taking them seriously

not trying to manipulate or control my boyfriend or girlfriend

not using physical, emotional or verbal abuse against my boyfriend or girlfriend.

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