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A to Z for Healthier Relationships:

Acceptance, Allowing for Imperfection, Appreciation

Balance, Being Centered, Building Each Other Up

Common Goals, Communication, Compliments, Compromise

Dignity for Yourself and Others

Empathy, Encouragement, Expressing Needs Rather than Making Demands

Facing Life’s Challenges & Difficulties Together, Fidelity, Financial Responsibility, Focusing on the Positive, Forgiveness, Friendship

Giving Each Other Space & Time When Needed

Helping Each Other Grow, Hugs, Kisses & Holding Hands, Honesty, Humility

Joy, Just Being There

Kindness Towards Yourself and Others

Laughter, Listening

Mourning Losses Together, Mutuality

No Abuse, Control, Humiliation, Insult, Lecturing or Manipulation, Non-Judgmental Validation of Emotions and Feelings

Opportunities to Make Mistakes without Criticism or Blame

Passion, Patience, Paying Attention, Playfulness

Quality Times Together

Respect for Individuality & Differences, Resiliency & Renewal

Saying I’m Sorry, Self Control, Sensitivity, Sharing, Spirituality, Spontaneity, Supportive

Tenderness, Tolerance of Family & Friends, Trust


Vacations Separately and Together

Willingness to Seek Counseling When Needed, Wholesome Friends, Working Through Disagreements Respectfully

eXpressing “I Love You” Often… In Thousands of Small Ways

Yesterdays Memories are Tomorrow’s Hopes and Dreams, Yes Means Yes and No Means No

Zany, Fun, Giddy Times Together…

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