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Building 

Healthy

Relationships

Healthy relationships enhance your life with your partner, family members and friends and makes everyone feel good about themselves. They don’t just happen though; healthy relationships take time to build and need work to keep them healthy. The more positive effort you put into a relationship, the healthier it should be. Healthy relationships can increase your sense of worth and belonging, support you and give you confidence.  Healthy relationship is commonly based on:

 

It is normal to have ups and down and difference of opinions in relationships. However, not all relationships are healthy you may feel like your trapped, not being heard or support. Your relationship is not healthy if one person has more power than another, or if that person is abusive or violent.

Open, honest and safe communication is a fundamental part of a healthy relationship. The first step to building a relationship is making sure you both understand each other’s needs and expectations—being on the same page is very important. Gaining a deeper understanding of yourself empowers you to bring your true most authentic self-expression to your relationships and to gain connection from that place. Instead of sacrificing your truth, squashing your inner voice, or succumbing to other people’s values.

  • respect

  • trust

  • open communication

  • equality

  • both shared and individual interests

  • understanding

  • honesty

  • care