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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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