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    Friday
    Jun292012

    #29. Reasons to Have a Relationship

    This Conversation Will Help You…

     

    1. knowledge of different reasons why people would want to be in a relationship

    2. ability to respect different reasons for wanting to be in a relationship

    3. ability to name things that would show them that their partner wants the same things from a relationship

     

     

    Think About This First

    • We know that relationships and dating are important topics for many young people. This conversation allows a framework where you can be thoughtful about relationships and reasons to be in a relationship.

     

    Having the Conversation

     

    Start here:

    What are different reasons people would want a relationship?

    Are some of these reasons better or worse than others?

    Do you think it’s important for people to want the same things from a relationship?

    Do you and your friends always agree on why relationships are important?

    How are their views different from yours?

     

    Continue:

    Do you think there are reasons people would want to be in a relationship that are not okay?

    What are those reasons?

    Why do you think that?

     

    Keep Talking:  

    How would you make sure that the person you’re dating wants the same things from a relationship that you do?

    What are ways to bring that up?

    Is it important to find these things out before you get together?

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