Presentation on theme: "Healthy Relationships. What is a Relationship? Type of connection existing between people related to or having communication with each other. Examples."— Presentation transcript:
What is a Relationship? Type of connection existing between people related to or having communication with each other. Examples – family, friends, dating, marriage
Characteristics of a Healthy Relationship Open Communication Mutual Respect Honesty Trust Support Fairness/Equality
When a Relationship Goes Sour How do you recognize the signs of an unhealthy relationship?
Characteristics of an Unhealthy Relationship Manipulation Controlling Criticizing Intimidation Unhappy in the relationship Threatening or mistreating
How to Maintain a Healthy Relationship The ingredients are simple: Appreciate each other’s qualities Have good communication Keep realistic expectations Have shared interests Have the ability to face and deal with conflicts together Value yourself and the other person
What is conflict? To be in disagreement, or contradiction; any clash of ideas or interests.
Communicating During Conflicts Some things that you can be aware of to communicate more effectively during a conflict are: Express yourself – stay calm, but explain your feelings Choose the right words Body language Listening Negotiation Be Assertive
Tools for solving a conflict Mediation – objective third party helps Negotiation – mutual discussion and arrangement Compromise – a settlement of differences by mutual concessions (meet in the middle) Empathy – seeing things from another persons perspective