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Negative Relationships. Chapter 2 Section 3 Principles of Human Services. What is a Negative Relationship?. Negative relationship: one that is neither healthy, satisfying, nor successful for one or both people involved Threatens a person’s physical and/or emotional well being

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Negative relationships

Negative Relationships

Chapter 2 Section 3

Principles of Human Services


What is a negative relationship

What is a Negative Relationship?

  • Negative relationship: one that is neither healthy, satisfying, nor successful for one or both people involved

    • Threatens a person’s physical and/or emotional well being

    • Often involve some level of abuse

      • Name calling, put downs, physical violence, etc.


Ending a negative relationship

Ending a Negative Relationship

  • You would think someone would want to end this kind of a relationship

    • Can be hard if it is a family member or close friend

    • Financial Dependence

  • First step to ending a physically abusive relationship is to get away from the abuser

    • Can be hard for children & younger people


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Ending a Negative Relationship

  • A plan should be formed to get away from abuser to help avoid panic in a moment of crisis

  • Leave important items with a friend so they can be picked up after the “escape”

  • A police report should be filed ASAP

  • Medical care should be obtained


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Ending a Negative Relationship

  • Emotionally abusive relationships are not life threatening

  • Must be ended to preserve one’s well-being

  • Getting away from the abuser is the first step

  • Not all negative relationships end unhappily

    • Counseling can help people change negative patterns


Recovering from a negative relationship

Recovering from a Negative Relationship

  • Takes time (sometimes time alone)

  • Take time to look back & reflect

  • Get involved in group activities

    • Don’t need too much time alone

  • Not all relationships are negative

    • Support from friends & family can help one heal

  • Lasting scars

    • Can be hard to build new relationships

    • Self esteem has been damaged


Negative peer pressure

Negative Peer Pressure

  • Peer pressure: the influence a person’s peers have on him/her

    • Can be positive or negative

  • Negative peer pressure can lead to negative relationships


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