It is important for youth to be able to recognize signs of unhealthy relationships before they escalate.
Some characteristics of unhealthy relationships include: It is important to educate youth about the value of respect and the characteristics of healthy and unhealthy relationships before they start to date.
There should be a healthy balance A balanced relationship can be many things, but, the best way to think of this is that too much of anything can be a bad thing.
There needs to be a balance between work and play, together time and own time, and it is a fine balance between dependence and independence.
It is important that both partners think of themselves, as two individuals in a partnership and neither of them should become completely dependent on the other. There needs to be honest and open communication In a healthy relationship you need to be able to talk to each other and, more importantly, be able to listen.
Trust is a no-brainer in any relationship, so this really shouldn’t be anything too out of the ordinary to ask for.
Laughter can help get you through some pretty tricky situations and everybody loves a good laugh. Unconditional love That there should be love in a relationship goes without saying, but that love should not have any conditions attached to it.
Wedding vows say ‘for better or worst’, and not ‘as long as you are rich’ or ‘as long as you are healthy’. Contentment Comfortable, relaxed, satisfied, content, call it what you will, but you can’t be forever seeking something else, when you are in a relationship.
Think about your current relationship or a relationship you would like to have with someone. Each quality listed in the quiz below plays an important part in the development of a safe, fulfilling and healthy relationship. If you’re in a relationship, ask your partner to take the quiz too. Establishing what’s important to you and your partner from the start will help you deal with difficulties you might face in the future.
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