Healthy Relationships

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Healthy Relationships
Interpersonal Communication
Dawn Wissinger
September 7th, 2011

To have a healthy relationship you must learn how to make that happen. There are five guidelines that must occur in order to make a relationship successful. When these guidelines are applied to personal, social, and professional relationships then you will be able to create a healthy one and maintain that relationship. Below you will read which ones I have found personally worked for me and how they can help anyone who is willing.

When building up relationships you must learn to accept and confirm others. When I first met Josh I wanted him to like me for me. I wanted to be accepted by him for the person that I am and I knew I wanted to accept him for the person he was. At first it was not easy because he had what I thought was a lot of flaws and he told me that I had a lot of animosity towards men that it was hard to accept me. However, after we both realized that our flaws were what made us who we are we were able to accept them in each other. Josh confirmed that he accepted me by showing me that he could help me to see not all guys were the same and I showed Josh that I accepted him by acknowledging those flaws and still loving him. Another way that we confirmed each other was by talking about what we wanted and needed in our relationship. We would set aside time where we could just talk and let each other know what we thought they needed to. Now in the beginning of the relationship this was so easy for us but in the past months we have noticed that we have not done as much confirming so we are planning a few trips so we can reconnect and keep the relationship strong. In my social relationships, in the past, I would make sure to let everyone I hung out with know that they were valuable and I had a tendency of just going with the flow even if I did not want to do what the crowd was doing. This was because I did not think that my...
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