A good relationship is more than something we want, it’s something we need to be our happiest most productive selves.
Communication is key.
Communicating on a deep enough level that all members are able to share feelings, goals, accomplishments and experiences.
Open, honest and safe communication is a fundamental part of a healthy relationship.
- Speak up
- Respect each other
- Be supportive
- Respect each others privacy
Boundaries are not meant to make you feel trapped or like you're walking on eggshells.
- Go out with your friends without your partner
- Participate in activities and hobbies you enjoy
- Don’t have to share passwords of social media with your partner
- Respect each others needs
What isn't a healthy relationship...unhealthy relationship can be based on power and control instead of equality and respect
- Understand that the person can only change if they want to
- Focus on your own needs
- Connect with your support system
- Think about breaking up
Resolving family conflicts
Families who peacefully resolve conflict may grow closer as they learn from one another and work to take others feelings into consideration.
- State what the problem is
- Establish ground rules
- Brainstorm solutions to the problem
- Evaluate risk and benefits
- Reach solution as a team
- Identify what each family member will do to work on the solution
Lifeline – 0800 543 354
Shine – 0508 744 633 confidential domestic abuse helpline
OUTLine NZ – 0800 688 5463 (OUTLINE) provides confidential telephone support on sexuality and gender issues