Maintaining a Healthy Relationship

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Maintaining a Healthy Relationship Express positive and negative feelings Be open about feelings Don’t attack the other’s character Don’t try to “win” a fight Recognize that anger is appropriate Try to empathize Don’t be a “mind-reader” Ways to Mess Up a Relationship (Strong & DeVault, 1994) Don’t talk about anything meaningful Never show your feelings
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Unformatted text preview: Pretend everything is okay, even if you are upset or dissatisfied Always win, never compromise Always keep busy Ways to Mess Up a Relationship (Continued) Always be right Never argue Make your partner guess what you want Always take care of your own needs first Keep the television set on...
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This note was uploaded on 11/14/2011 for the course PSYCHOLOGY ps 101 taught by Professor - during the Spring '10 term at Montgomery.

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