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Relationship Myths vs. facts

Relationships can be tricky, but we’re here to help! Let’s debunk common relationship myths you might have heard. We’ll provide the facts, so you can make informed choices and build healthy connections.

Myth: My partner tracks my location, but that’s only because they’re worried about me!

FACT: You have the right to privacy

It is important to create boundaries with your partner, which may include not checking each other’s location. Being able to trust your partner and respect each other’s boundaries and personal space are green flags.

MYTH: My partner wants to hang out 24/7 because they love me so much.

FACT: A healthy relationship requires each person to have their own personal time

Partners should be able to spend time together, alone, or with others. If your partner tries to control what you do or who you hang out with, you may be experiencing a warning sign of abuse, called isolation.

MYTH: If my partner doesn’t have anything to hide, they should be okay with giving me their passwords or showing me their texts, DMs, social media, etc.

FACT: Having privacy doesn’t mean that your partner is hiding anything

Everyone has the right to privacy. Asking your partner for passwords or expecting them to share their location violates their privacy and can be a form of digital abuse. Having a relationship with shared trust is a green flag.

MYTH: My partner gets jealous easily but it’s only because they love me and are scared to lose me.

FACT: Healthy relationships are built on trust and mutual respect.

Jealousy is a normal emotion that many of us might feel. However actions based on jealousy, such as trying to control the other partner, may be a red flag.

MYTH: It’s okay if my partner tells me not to wear certain clothes or post certain pictures on social media. They don’t want people to think I’m single!

FACT: Controlling what someone wears or what they post online is a red flag.

In a healthy relationship, everyone should have the right to make their own choices including how they dress, what they post, and who they spend time with. Having a relationship that lifts you up and allows room for you to express yourself is a green flag.

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