Is your relationship based on trust?
Do you feel respected in your relationship?
Do you and your significant other look out for the best interests of each other?
Everyone wants healthy relationships, but sometimes we are not sure how to get there or what a healthy relationship looks like. We can help you, no matter what your age, to make wise choices about relationships, from friendships to romance to familial relationships. Topics including safe and unsafe people, communication, creating healthy boundaries and more.
In a healthy relationship, both people seek to be friends. They want to get to know each other and enjoy shared activities along the way. Physical involvement follows relational and emotional connectedness. Sex is treasured and reserved for a lifelong committed relationship.
Sometimes in a relationship, this ordering may get turned upside down. Early physical involvement stunts the growth of emotional intimacy. Sex may substitute for learning more about each other’s personality, goals and character. When conflict or pain arises, it may be easier to turn to sex than to work through issues and grow together.
It does not have to be this way. You have the freedom to choose sex now or to save sex, beginning today, for the person who commits to love and cherish you for the rest of your life.
Are you an educator or youth leader? First Care Clinic offers evidence-based presentations given by nurses about sexually transmitted infections. Find out how you can bring a nurse to your school for an STI presentation. Contact Tanis via email or call 608-259-1606 ext. 206.