Listen to your alerts! in Child Protection

New relationships are tricky.

It's easy to mistake nerves for excitement.  Sweaty palms, a racing heartbeat and butterflies in your stomach aren't always good signs when you start seeing someone.  Sometimes you need to question these feelings and trust your gut instinct.

Every relationship is different but the healthy ones have some important things in common: 

  • Talking and Listening
  • Trust and Respect
  • Support and having an equal say.

When a relationship is unhealthy there are certain tell tale signs:

  • Being criticised or made to feel stupid
  • It gets physical, even a shove and even just once
  • Being forced into something sexual
  • Feeling afraid
  • Being made to feel guilty
  • Being expected to do something in return for a gift
  • Feeling cut off from your family and friends.

If you think someone maybe taking advantage of you or isn't treating you as they should, there's lots of advice and support available at alerts.scot

If it feels wrong, it probably is!

Find out more at www.alerts.scot

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