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Dating Rights & Responsibilities

Dating Rights

I have the right:

  • To be treated with respect always.
  • To be in a healthy relationship.
  • To not be abused-physically, sexually or emotionally.
  • To keep my body, feelings, beliefs and property to myself.
  • To have friends and activities apart from my partner.
  • To set limits and values.
  • To say no.
  • To feel safe in the relationship.
  • To be treated as an equal.
  • To feel comfortable being myself.
  • To leave a relationship.

Dating Responsibilities

I have the responsibility:

  • To determine my limits and values.
  • To respect my boyfriend’s or girlfriend’s limits, values, feelings and beliefs.
  • To refuse to abuse – physically, sexually or emotionally.
  • To be considerate.
  • To communicate clearly and honestly.
  • To give my partner space to be his/her own person.
  • To not expect power or control in the relationship.
  • To compromise when needed.
  • To admit to being wrong when appropriate.
  • To ask for help from friends, family and trusted adults.

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