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Article 15: The Characteristics of Healthy Relationships

Healthy relationships are based on the belief that both partners are equal, that the power and control in the relationship are equally shared. Tere are seven chareacteritics:

Respect - listening to one another, valuing each other's opinions, and listening in a non-judgmental manner. Respect also involves attempting to understand and affirm the other's emotions.

Trust and support - supporting each other's goals in life, and respecting each other's right to his/her own feelings, opinions, friends, activities and interests. It is valuing one's partner as an individual. Learn more.

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Updated: 06/03/14