Presentation on theme: "HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS. What are some Reasons for Dating? Fun and enjoyable Friendship and intimacy Companionship and emotional support Learn how to communicate."— Presentation transcript:
What are some Reasons for Dating? Fun and enjoyable Friendship and intimacy Companionship and emotional support Learn how to communicate and resolve conflict effectively Explore characteristics you would like in a future partner or spouse
Are You Date-able? What makes someone Date-Able?
What are some characteristics you look for in a dating partner? Is honest Is unselfish Treats you and others well Is tolerant and respectful Has similar values Is fun to be with Respects himself / herself Do you share the same qualities that you are looking for in someone to date?
What makes a relationship Healthy or Unhealthy? Would you be able to recognize an unhealthy relationship if you were in one?
Healthy vs. Unhealthy Relationships: Healthy RelationshipUnhealthy Relationship EqualityControl HonestyDishonesty Physical safetyPhysical abuse RespectDisrespect ComfortIntimidation Sexual respectfulnessSexual abuse IndependenceDependence HumorHostility Choose Respect Initiative, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Healthy Relationships Skills Controlling Anger Problem-solving Negotiating and Compromising Being Assertive Fighting Fair Understanding Listening Being a Role Model Communicate! Choose Respect Initiative, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
What are some things you can do when first going out with someone to make things easier?
What are some of the benefits of Dating in Groups? People often begin a relationship by dating in groups Movies, dances, or sporting events Get to know the other person without the pressure of being alone Learn how your partner treats other people
What are some things you should consider when dating someone? Respect the rules your parents and your partners parents have for dating (curfews) Know your own and your partners sexual limits
Ending a Relationship Most dating relationships that begin in adolescence eventually end Hurt, frustration, anger, and sometimes a sense of relief can make break-ups feel over-whelming
What are some things you can do to make a break up easier? Break ups can be difficult and emotional…
Avoid spreading rumors about your ex Dont repeatedly check your exs Facebook, etc. Make plans with family, friends, new people Avoid calling and texting your ex Listen to music that makes you feel better Get enough rest, do things you enjoy Delete embarrassing or harmful pictures of your ex Dos & Donts when breaking up…
No matter whose fault the break-up was, its important to know why a relationship didnt work out to avoid the same thing happening in future relationships.
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