Pratt Community College announces their hours for the Summer of 2017.

Summer hours begin Monday, May 22, 2017 and will extend through Friday, July 28, 2017. Operating business hours will be  7:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Friday.

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Signs of Healthy and Unhealthy Relationships

SAY NO NOW

How to Determine Whether or Not You Are in a Healthy Relationship:

Your current relationship is healthy if:

  • You have more good times in the relationship than you have bad times.
  • You have a life with your significant other but still manage to have time for friends.
  • Decisions in the relationship are shared and you both compromise.
  • You can have difficult conversations without getting angry every time.
  • You can talk through conflict.
  • You feel like yourself around your significant other and readily share your hopes and dreams.
  • You spend time relaxing with each other on a regular basis.

If you can relate to most of the list, you are likely in a healthy relationship.  If you can’t you need to consider learning what makes a relationship unhealthy. Our own family backgrounds can greatly affect the way we view relationships. 

Here are some signs that you may have been exposed to unhealthy relationships.

  • You experienced a difficult or harmful home environment as you were growing up
  • When you were a child, your parents fought on a regular basis
  • There was unhealthy physical contact with family members
  • You were emotionally hurt (put down or humiliated) by family members

If any of the descriptions above describe you, you may want to ask yourself the following questions:

  • Do you grab or physically strike loved ones when you get angry or frustrated?
  • Do loved ones complain that you are hurting them?
  • Do you grab loved ones so hard that they are bruised afterwards?
  • Do you kick or strike pets?
  • When you are upset do you throw objects at loved ones?
  • Do you pressure your partner to accept forceful or violent acts during sex?

Verbal Signs:

  • Do you raise your voice in anger on a regular basis when talking to loved ones?
  • Do you seek out arguments with loved ones?
  • Do you publicly embarrass or humiliate loved ones?
  • Have you made threats to harm loved ones?

Behavioral Signs:

  • Do you get jealous about your partner’s friends?
  • Do you monitor or have to know the location of your partner at all times?
  • Do you expect others to act like your parents expected you to act?
  • Could you be described as Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde?

Attitude Signs:

  • Do you have to control what loved ones say, wear, and/or eat?
  • Do you have expectations that no one can reach?
  • Do you blame others for your problems?
  • Do you have to control how loved ones spend money?

Other Signs:

  • Do you abuse alcohol and/or drugs?
  • Do you spend hours viewing pornography?
  • Do you spend hours viewing social media at the expense of time with your family?