Feeling safe in relationships

Getting to know someone you like should be enjoyable, make you feel good and make you feel like you are valued.

However, relationships are rarely straightforward and sadly things can go wrong. Often the people who are supposed to care for us are the ones who can hurt us the most.

You may find yourself with someone who says they care for you but the way they treat you leaves you feeling vulnerable, nervous, scared, frightened or used.

No one likes to think of themselves as being in an unhealthy relationship and it can take some real effort to admit to yourself that things aren’t right… read the next few pages and see if any of the things discussed ring any bells…

In this section…

When feelings are too much

Relationship Abuse

But they love me…Sexual Exploitation

Leaving an unhealthy relationship

If you would like to explore how healthy your relationship is – take our Relationship Health Checker. You may also want to look at this national website also

Remember you deserve to be treated with respect and to be listened to. You have the choice to be in this relationship.  If you don’t feel you can get out of it easily because you’re frightened of the consequences then it is important that you tell someone who can help you. People won’t know something is wrong if you don’t tell them. You never have to do things on your own and there are people who can help.

If you would like to explore these issues more then check out the This is Abuse website here

For further help and information visit Talk 2 Someone

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