WHAT IS A HEALTHY RELATIONSHIP?

A Healthy realationship is a non-threatening, non-violent, partnership based on equality.

RESPECT

Listening to her non-judgmentally, valuing her opinions, being emotionally affirming and understanding.

TRUST AND SUPPORT

Supporting her goals in life, respecting her right to her own feelings, her friend’s activities and opinions.

SHARED RESPONSIBILITIES

Mutually agreeing to fair distribution of work, making family decisions together.

ECONOMIC PARTNERSHIP

Making money decisions together, making sure both partners benefit from financial agreements.

NEGOTIATION AND FAIRNESS

Seeking mutually satisfying resolution to conflict, accepting change, being willing to compromise.

RESPONSIBLE PARENTING

Sharing parental responsibilities being a positive non-violent role model for the children.

NON-THREATENING BEHAVIOUR

Talking and acting so that she feels safe and comfortable expressing herself and doing things.

HONESTY AND ACCOUNTABILITY

Accepting responsibility for self, acknowledging past use of violence, admitting being wrong, communicating openly and truthfully.

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