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Re: [CHAT] We can all have healthy relationships!

So here is the summary everyone, thank you so much for the session and it is always important to talk about healthy relationships so here it is:

What is a healthy relationship?

  • Mutual respect
  • Honesty
  • Trust
  • Communication
  • Love
  • Being civil
  • Not controlling
  • Equality
  • Support

 How does the state of your relationship affect you? What are some signs that you recognise?


  • Insecure
  • Frustrated and stressed
  • Ruin self-esteem
  • Feeling down
  • Fearful or Grumpy
  • Avoidant
  • Vulnerable
  • Clashing egos/pride
  • A relationship should not complete you but add to your life


  • Confident
  • Supported
  • Happy
  • Trusted
  • Cared for
  • Capable
  • Two-way Street
  • Have boundaries

What are some tips in keeping a good relationship?

  • Being open
  • Building respect and trust
  • Learning from others
  • Keeping calm
  • Respecting other people’s beliefs, opinions etc.
  • Learn to compromise and forgive
  • Listening
  • Know your rights and be assertive too

When you feel uncomfortable in a relationship, how would you deal with the situation?

  • Be honest and confront them
  • Be gentle about it use words like “I feel...”
  • Rehearse what you are going to say before you say it
  • Feedback with someone else (not gossiping though)
  • Stay calm even when voices are raised
  • Give yourself time to think
  • Face to Face (no miscommunication)

How do you know if you’re in a toxic relationship?

  • Instinct
  • Feeling uncomfortable
  • Draining you
  • Never validating your opinion
  • Gossiping about you
  • Feeling grumpy and angry
  • Feeling anxious when talking to them
  • Avoiding them
  • Getting upset at small things
  • Obsessive texting, controlling and manipulative behaviour
  • Cheating

What do you think causes people to stay in unhealthy relationships?

  • Scared we won’t find someone else that cares
  • We might normalize the behaviour
  • Feel like that is what a good relationship is
  • Unsure of how to approach the issue
  • You value the relationship and want to fight for it
  • Severe consequences associated with leaving
  • Feeling like no one will support you
  • Having insecurities that make it hard to leave
  • Peer pressure
  • A sense of duty or obligation

What can you do look after yourself before, during, and after a relationship ends?

  • Take time for yourself
  • Surround yourself with good people
  • Get involved in hobbies
  • Get to know yourself all the time
  • Have a healthy relationship with yourself

What can you do this week to ensure that you nurture a healthy relationship?

  • Meet up with friends and family
  • Be kind, especially to yourself
  • Maintain an open dialogue
  • Tell people how you feel about them
  • Listen more

Here are some factsheets if you all want to read more:

Abusive Relationship

Conflict in Relationships

Tips for Communication

Dealing with a Break Up

Building better coping strategies


Here are some services you can call:  

Relationships Australia


Kids Helpline (1800 55 1800)



Thank you again HeartHeartHeart

**Believe in the power of you because you are your own hero**

Re: [CHAT] We can all have healthy relationships!

Yay for going out and seeing people! Smiley Tongue



Stay excellent

Re: [CHAT] We can all have healthy relationships!

I might head off now seeing as I have to be up early tomorrow. Thanks all for that great session - this was my first GR and I really enjoyed it!!

@jvkn amen to that!!

Re: [CHAT] We can all have healthy relationships!

Wow! That was comprehensive! Thanks so much. This is my first evening online, and I appreciate the extra info. I hope I'm doing this online forum thing right!
Jezz x

Re: [CHAT] We can all have healthy relationships!

thanks for facilitating an awesome GR session @ruenhonx and @Myvo !

glad I tagged along Smiley Happy

Re: [CHAT] We can all have healthy relationships!

So many firsts, Thank you for everyone who joined in and hope we see you all again next Monday whoop whoop!!!

Have a great week everyone spread the positivity Smiley Happy
**Believe in the power of you because you are your own hero**