SACHA - Sexual Assault Centre
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75 MacNab St. South, 3rd floor
Hamilton Ontario L8P 3C1 Canada
PHONE 905.525.4573 FAX 905.525.7085 TTY 905.525.4592

SACHA's Healthy Relationship Checklist

  1. Is it safe for me to say 'no'?
  2. Does this person treat me with kindness and respect?
  3. Does this person show an interest and concern in my life and things that matter to me?
  4. Do both people in this relationship take responsibility for their feelings and actions?
  5. Can I safely express a different thought or opinon other than what this person thinks or feels without feeling fear, judgement, or shame?
  6. Does this person allow me to be sad, angry, happy, or whatever I am feeling without trying to surpress or change me?
  7. Can this relationship meet both our needs without me always giving it to what the other person wants or needs?
  8. Is it safe to be angy at this person without fear of what will happen?
  9. Are differences and decisions in the relationship negotiated fairly and cooperatively?
  10. Is it okay to make mistakes?
  11. Is this person honest with me?
  12. Does this person keep appoinments? Promises? Confidences?



Other Resources

The Neighbours, Friends and Families campaign - How You Can Identify and Help a Woman at Risk of Abuse


If you want to talk with someone who will listen about healthy relationships or you are worried about a friend, please call SACHA's 24 Hour Support Line - 905.525.4162.

This resource developed with the generous support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation.
All services are Free, Confidential and Non-Judgmental. © SACHA. 24 Hour Support Line 905-525-4162

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