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We like to shine the spotlight on girls from across the country who are doing amazing things! Read their interviews to learn more.

Graciela Padilla

What is a healthy relationship, and how do you know if you're in one? In healthy relationships, you and the other person talk honestly, listen well, and trust and respect each other. This includes respecting a person's decisions about his or her body and the right to say "no." You should always feel safe in a relationship.

Graciela Padilla knows what healthy relationships look like. She's a peer advocate at loveisrespect, where she offers support and advice to girls on their dating relationships. See what Graciela has to say about building healthy relationships, what to do if you're in an unhealthy relationship, and how you can help a friend who is in an abusive relationship.




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Content last reviewed May 10, 2016
Page last updated May 10, 2016