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Building

Healthy
Relationships
PPL4O
Tuesday May 12, 2015

Expectations Covered

Overall

demonstrate an understanding of strategies that


promote healthy relationships.

Specific

describe the characteristics of healthy,


respectful,and long-lasting relationships;
assess the skills needed to maintain healthy,
respectful,and long-lasting relationships;
describe the communication skills needed to
discuss sexual intimacy and sexuality in a
relationship.

Class Agenda
Healthy

Relationship Quiz
Characteristics of Healthy/Unhealthy
Relationships
Video (20 minutes)
10 Qualities of Healthy Relationships
Note & Worksheet

Healthy Relationship Quiz


1.
a)
b)
c)
d)

Which of the following is not an


element of a healthy relationship?
open communication
agreeing about everything
respecting a partners individuality
trust

Healthy Relationship Quiz


2. Changing how you dress or act to
attract a dating partner is:
a) necessary for a good relationship.
b) an effective way to meet the right
person.
c) not a good idea.
d) impossible among high school
students.

Healthy Relationship Quiz


3. Communication means:
a) expressing your feelings.
b) listening to your partners feelings.
c) being open and honest.
d) all of the above

Healthy Relationship Quiz


4. Which of the following is not true about trust in
a relationship?
a)Trust should be automatic between two people,
no matter what.
b) Trust builds as people learn more about each
other.
c) Trust means believing your partner has your
best interests at heart.
d) You must be honest to gain a partners trust.

Healthy Relationship Quiz


5. Understanding that your partner needs to
spend time with friends and familyapart
from youdemonstrates which important
relationship quality?
a) communication
b) compromise
c) responsibility
d) respect

Healthy Relationship Quiz


6. What is it called when each partner
gives up a little of what he or she wants in
order to meet in the middle?
a) negotiation
b) compromise
c) meditation
d) argument

Healthy Relationship Quiz


7. Which of the following is not true about
jealousy?
a) In reasonable amounts, being jealous
shows that you care.
b) Its uncommon in teen relationships.
c) It can quickly cause controlling and
abusive behavior.
d) Its a normal emotion.

Healthy Relationship Quiz


8. Which of the following is a common
source of sexual pressure?
a) peers
b) teachers
c) the media
d) both a and c

List Characteristics of a
Healthy Relationship

On a scrap piece of paper, write down all of the things that


make up a good relationship

Trust
Responsibility
Respect
Compromise
Open Communication
Honesty
Be Open
Sharing Common Ground
Humour
Being Nice
Want good things for the other person

List Characteristics of an
Unhealthy Relationship

On a scrap piece of paper, write down all


of the things that make up an unhealthy
relationship

Abuse physical & emotional


No respect
Drugs
Not accepting of my behaviour
Doesnt share common ground
Jealousy

Healthy/Unhealthy
Read

through the scenarios on your


handout and decide whether each is
healthy or unhealthy
Be prepared to explain your answers

Question
Why

is it important to choose a partner


whose definition of a good relationship
matches yours?

Romantic Relationships Video


http://

www.mcintyre.ca/greateressexsoma201
4-4/code/600551

10 Characteristics of a Good
Relationship
Honesty or Trust
.Partners are able to confide in each
other openly, knowing their confidences
will be respected.
.Honesty and trust are essential to a
close personal relationship where both
individuals avoid deceit and lies to build
trust, to enhance security and to
maintain respect.

1.

10 Characteristics of a Good
Relationship
2. Equality and Togetherness
In a healthy relationship, two people
create a sense of both intimacy and
equality.
They each enjoy each others company
but also pursue solitary interests.
Ensuring equality among partners will
enhance the relationship by allowing for
mutual respect, support and security.

10 Characteristics of a Good
Relationship
3. Communication or Expressiveness
Partners in healthy relationships say
what they feel, need, and desire.
The more effectively one communicates,
the more likely one will create good
relationships built on honesty,
understanding and mutual trust.

10 Characteristics of a Good
Relationship
4. Staying Power
Couples in committed relationships keep
their bond strong through tough times
by proving that they will be there for
each other.

10 Characteristics of a Good
Relationship
5. Security
Because a good relationship is strong
enough to absorb conflict and anger,
partners know they can express their
feelings honestly.

10 Characteristics of a Good
Relationship
6. Laughter
Humour keeps things in perspective.

10 Characteristics of a Good
Relationship
7. Support
Partners in good relationships
continually offer each other
encouragement, comfort, and
acceptance.

10 Characteristics of a Good
Relationship
8. Physical Affection
Sexual desire may fluctuate or diminish
over the years, but partners in loving,
long-term relationships usually retain
some physical connection.

10 Characteristics of a Good
Relationship
9. Personal Growth
In the best relationships, partners are
committed to bringing out the best in
each other and have the others best
interests at heart.

10 Characteristics of a Good
Relationship
10. Responsibility & Respect
Caring partners are aware of each others
boundaries, need for personal space, and
vulnerabilities.
They do not take each other or their
relationship for granted.
By being responsible for ones actions in a
relationship you ensure accountability and
respect, to yourself and to your partner

10 Characteristics Worksheet
Take 5 minutes to complete the 10
Characteristcs worksheet.
Pick two people you know & evaluate
their relationship
Can be friends, parents, etc.
Give specific examples when you explain
each
Looking for you to demonstrate your
knowledge on the subject

Communication
Skills
in
Relationships

Communication Skills in
Relationships
Speaking

Skills

When speaking, it is important to make


statements that are clear and precise.
One should also recognize that inflections,
or changes in pitch or loudness of your
voice can also play a large role in how you
communicate.

Communication Skills in
Relationships
Listening

Skills

Listening is an important skill as it allows


the partner to understand what is being
communicated.

Communication Skills in
Relationships
Body

Language Skills

It is important for non-verbal


communication to be consistent with what
one is saying to ensure the message
intended is communicated to the partner.

Communication Skills in
Relationships
Refusal

Skills

When one wants to say no, refusal skills


provide an effective and direct way for the
message to be communicated.

Communication Case Studies


From

your handout

Read through each of the scenarios and


choose one that you most identify with
Complete the back of the page