The relationships we have form a huge part of our lives and help to shape us as individuals.

They include family, friends, teachers, employers and, of course partners. Whatever relationship it is, it’s so important to be able to recognise the difference between good and bad relationships.

When it comes to sexual relationships, you should always be able to communicate with your partner. It’s important to feel comfortable talking about sex with your partner, so that you can tell each other what you both like and don’t like.

Nobody should ever have to put up with an abusive or violent partner. If you need help or support due to being in an abusive relationship, check out our staying safe page, where you can find more information about who you can talk to.

There’s also lots of good information about relationships online. Follow the links below to find out more about this topic:

Equally Safe at School is a project developed by Rape Crisis Scotland that works with schools to stop gender-based violence.

The project works with school communities to make sure that schools are supportive places for students who have been affected by gender-based violence.

The project’s website has some great resources explaining what gender-based violence is, who it affects and where to get support.

You can find out more at