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1 Successful Relationships
Chapter 14

2 Objectives Distinguish among different kinds of relationships.
Identify benefits of good relationships. Analyze factors that influence relationships. Describe ways to build and maintain strong relationships. Identify characteristics of unhealthy relationships.

3 Key Terms Relationships Expectations Stereotype Tolerance Prejudice
Discrimination Authority figures Self-esteem

4 Overview Chapter 14 discusses different types of relationships.
It covers the benefits of having good relationships, and the factors that influence relationships. It also focuses on building and maintaining strong relationships and how to identify unhealthy ones.

5 Kinds of Relationships
Relationship – connections you have with other people. Some relationships are close while others are more casual. Relationships with parents or family tend to be close, while others such as classmates or co- workers are more casual. What makes a relationship close? Give an example of relationships limited to a specific purpose.

6 Rewards of Relationships
Companionship Love and affection Support Positive self-concept Expanded interests

7 Influences on Relationships
How you address the people in your life. Mr., Mrs., Ms., Miss., Sir, or Ma’am. Roles and Expectations Personal Qualities Self-Esteem Stereotypical Thinking

8 Roles and Expectations
Role – What is your role within the relationship? Son/Daughter, Co- Worker/Classmate? Your relationship depends on your role. Expectation – the wants and needs each person hopes to gain from the relationship. Roles also define the expectations. As a student you are expected to study and turn work in. As a parent you are expected to raise and guide children.

9 Personal Qualities Qualities also influence your relationships.
Values – beliefs about what is right and wrong Needs – fulfill certain requirements. Love, companionship, belonging, and acceptance. Interest and Abilities – Many relationships are because you have similar interests.

10 Self-Esteem Self-Esteem – Value or importance you place on yourself.
High self-esteem enables you to have the confidence to meet new people. Also helps to steer you away from relationships that harm you. In turn, good relationships help to raise your self-esteem.

11 Stereotypical Thinking
Stereotype – expectation that all people in a particular group will have the same qualities or act the same. Stereotypes get in the way of building healthy relationships. You can assume something that is not necessarily true. “never judge a book by it’s cover”

12 Qualities in a Strong Relationship
Understanding Tolerance Dependability Willingness to Communicate Honesty Acceptance Patience Flexibility Respect Empathy Commitment Sense of Humor

13 Building Positive Relationships
Good relationships don’t just happen. It takes work. You find ways to work through problems. Start a relationship – talk to someone, find common ground Maintain a relationship Make time for others Give and receive Showing tolerance

14 Making Time for Others Make an effort to plan activities with people you care about and less time alone. STAY OFF CELL PHONE WITH OTHERS! Plan ahead to avoid conflicts with important family activities. Eat meals with you family as often as possible. Ask whether you can invite friends from time to time. Recognize that good relationships are worth the effort.

15 Showing Tolerance Tolerance – Respecting others beliefs and customs.
Prejudice – an unfair or biased attitude toward an individual or group. Discrimination – treating certain people differently as a result of prejudice.

16 Understanding Authority
Be courteous and respectful Practice self-discipline. Obey the rules. Tell the truth. Listen to what you are told. Ask questions if you don’t understand. Accept responsibility for your behavior. Admit your mistakes. When you have a problem, talk to a person of authority.

17 Unhealthy Relationships
Physical Abuse Controlling behavior Isolation Low Self-Esteem Dependence Bullying Dishonesty Irresponsible behavior Illegal activity

18 Ending a Relationship Relationships end. Sometimes for good reasons because they are unhealthy or have just run it’s course. It’s never easy, but try to be nice instead of hurtful. Don’t dwell on the loss, but try to move on.

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