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HEALTHY
RELATIONSHIPS
Healthy Relationships
? Everyone yearns for that feeling of belonging and
being loved.
? We are able to meet those needs through relationships.
? Relationships: A bond or connection you have with other
people.
? All our relationships can have positive and negative
effects.
? A healthy relationship supports, encourages and helps
both individuals in the relationship.
Family Relationships
? Family relationships: involve both immediate and
extended family which last your entire life.
? For example, your parents provide for your physical
health with food, clothing, and shelter. They build
your social health by teaching you the values that
will guide your throughout life. The love, care, and
encourage you receive from family contributes to
your mental/emotional health.
Friendships
? Friendships: Significant relationship between two
people that is based on caring, trust, and
consideration.
? Friends can be of any age and you get to choose
them for different reasons.
? Friends are those that have similar values and more
importantly have a positive influence.
? Maintaining a good friendship can sometimes be
hard work, but it is well worth the effort.
Community Relationships
? Citizenship: The way you conduct yourself as a
member of the community.
? Work together to promote the safety and well-
being of the entire community.
? Volunteer, follow rules, being friendly and helpful
Roles with Peers, Family and Friends
? Role: A position or part you assume with expected
behavior.
? Roles are given, learned, or chosen
? You play various roles depending on the
relationship and situation.
? Examples: Son/Daughter, student, athlete,
employee, girlfriend/boyfriend, and etc.
? It is important we are able to acknowledge the
roles we play and understand the influences of each
role.
Building Healthy Relationships
? In order for relationships to succeed, people need certain skills. Three of these
skills are communication, cooperation, and compromise—the three Cs of
healthy relationships.
? Communication: Your ways of sending and receiving messages.
? Examples: Exchanged through words, gestures, facial expressions and
behaviors
? Cooperation: Working together for the good of all.
? Examples: Sports teams working together for a common goal.
? Compromise: Problem-solving method that involves each participant’s giving
up something to reach a solution that satisfies everyone.
Characteristics of Healthy Relationships
? All good relationships have certain recognizable
characteristics.
? Mutual Respect and Consideration: People show mutual
respect even when they disagree. This involves accepting one
another’s tastes and opinions.
? Honesty: Because of their mutual respect and consideration
people in a healthy relationship have the confidence to be
open and honest about their actions, thoughts, and feelings.
? Dependability: Dependable, trustworthy and reliable. Each
person is there for the other when needed.
? Commitment: People are willing to work together and make
sacrifices that benefit everyone involved.

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