Safe Relationships

In a safe relationship:

  • Trust is an important element, including partners not doing things to cause harm.
  • Both partners share decision making regarding important aspects of family life.
  • Partners support and believe in each other. When it comes to difficult situations, the couple can count on each other for assistance and sympathy.
  • The relationship supports each person's independent balanced life.
*Text adapted from OneLove website
Unsafe Relationships

In an unsafe relationship, one partner:

  • Unfairly makes the other feel embarrassed about themselves or their loved ones.
  • Limits the other's contact with family or friends.
  • Interferes with the other's success in work or study.
  • Manipulates the other partner's thoughts, actions or decisions to benefit themselves.
*Text adapted from OneLove website
Safety Planning:

A safety plan is a list of actions you can take to increase your safety.

Although you do not have control over your partner or ex-partner's actions, you can take some steps to increase you and your loved ones' chances of staying safe.

Making a safety plan can be overwhelming. In addition to the resources found in the app, you can talk to someone you trust to decide where to start such as a trained counsellor.

When making your safety plan, remember to go at your own pace and work on things that feel most doable to you.

We have created an app to help you start to create your safety plan. To get started, click the button called PROMiSE web-app.