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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Is your relationship healthy?

In counseling and therapy, it is common for people to explore their relationships, and if what they are experiencing in their partnership is “normal.” Oftentimes, many of us assume that what we are experiencing is fine, or even typical. Some reasons for these assumptions could be based on our own comfort levels–we do what we know (relationships are no exception), or we carry our experiences from our own parents or family of origin, or we continue to perpetuate what we learned from previous relationships. Some of the signs of unhealthy relationships can be subtle whereas others can be more obvious. See some examples of this continuum below:

This graphic is courtesy of the National Domestic Violence Hotline.

You can the National Domestic Violence Hotline information here.

MATC’s Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) team recommends talking to someone if you are experiencing any of the unhealthy or abusive behaviors above, particularly if they have been a direct threat to your or your family’s physical and/or emotional safety. You can find resources and help by contacting any of the following resources:

You are not alone. Asking for help is not a sign of weakness.

As always, enrolled students can receive free, private, confidential counseling by clicking here to schedule an appointment with one of our Licensed Professional Counselors. Staff can contact our EAP provider Aurora Healthcare or call 1-800-236-3231.

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