Healthy Relationships in Gardner

What exactly do we mean by healthy relationships? Who in the relationship decides what is healthy and what is not?

Healthy Relationship Sessions

Come and spend an hour with us to explore what a healthy relationship is at Peoples Place on the first and third Monday of each month from 6-7 pm

COMMUNICATION AND BOUNDARIES

  

Healthy relationships allow both partners to feel supported and connected but still feel independent.
 

COMMUNICATION and BOUNDARIES are the two major components of a healthy relationship. Ultimately, the two people in the relationship decide what is healthy for them and what is not.  If something doesn’t feel right, you should have the freedom to voice your concerns to your partner..
 

COMMUNICATION
 

Communication allows you and your partner to have a deep understanding of each other, and allows you to connect. In a healthy relationship with good communication, both partners:
 

Treat each other with respect
Speak openly to one another about thoughts and feelings
Feel heard when expressing feelings
Listen to each other and compromise
Do not criticize each other
Feel supported to do the things they like
Celebrate each other’s accomplishments and successes
 

BOUNDARIES
 

Each person should express to their partner what they are and are not comfortable with, when it comes to sex life, finances, family and friends, personal space and time. In a healthy relationship with boundaries, both partners:
 

Allow each other to spend time with friends and family
Do not abuse technology to check on a partner
Trust each other and not require their partner to “check in”
Do not pressure the other to do things that they don’t want to do
Do not constantly accuse the other of cheating or being unfaithful.

Healthy relationships allow both partners to feel supported and connected but still feel independent.
 


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