Healthy Relationships


Communication is more than just talking

Couple relationships have many different aspects
Couple relationships have many different aspects including:

companionship – sharing experiences, interests and concerns, showing affection and appreciation
intimacy – being able to be close to each other, to comfort and be comforted, and to be open and honest with each other
a sex life that you both enjoy
organising a shared home and a shared life; making decisions about issues such as money
working together as parents in caring for children.
Open and honest communication is a key element to all these aspects of relationships. You might have differences, but if you know what they are and why your partner feels that way, you can often talk matters through and reach agreement. Double checking your understanding of what your partner is saying can be useful. Misunderstandings can easily occur and can lead to hurt, anger or confusion.

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