Be Safe: Healthy vs Unhealthy Relationships Social Story


This resource, part of the Be Safe resource collection, is a social story that explains some of the differences in a healthy relationship compared to an unhealthy relationship.

A smiling girl and boy stand in the center of the image.

It is healthy to spend time with people who love me and care about me.

A smiling girl says to a boy,

These people will try to keep me safe and happy.

One boys says to another,

Sometimes people might only pretend to care about me.

The boy says because they're friends and asks why he would say that. The other says he's surprised the girl likes the boy.

These people might hurt me or hurt my feelings.

One boy says to another,

t is not healthy for me to spend a lot of time with them.

A boy stands on the right waving to two girls on the left. One girl says,

I should ask to spend more time with the people who keep me safe and happy.

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This information was developed by the Autism Services, Education, Resources, and Training Collaborative (ASERT). For more information, please contact ASERT at 877-231-4244 or ASERT is funded by the Bureau of Supports for Autism and Special Populations, PA Department of Human Services.