Should we break up?

There is conflict in all relationships. Some conflict can be healthy and resolved in a way that is safe and respectful for both parties. If conflict turns into personal attacks, lowering another’s self-esteem, or physical actions, then it turns into abuse.

Whatever kind of conflict you have, it can lead to breaking up. Breaking up is normal, and in many situations, better for both parties. If you’in an unhealthy or abusive relationship, though, breaking up can be much more difficult. As you think about when and how to break up, you also need to consider your safety.

See below for ideas and resources for healthy conflict resolution and breaking up.

Do you know
when to bail?

As normal as relationships are, breakups are normal too. Take this quiz to find out when breaking up is better for everyone.

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