Being in an intimate relationship can be one of the most joyful experiences imaginable. Intimate relationships play a critical role in a person’s overall health and wellness. An intimate relationship provides an antidote to the worries, tension, depression and the stress of our everyday lives. Intimate relationships can be the best—and the most challenging—part of a person’s experience. The goal of this workbook is to help each participant explore personal and partner behaviors.
The workbook’s five separate sections help participants learn more about themselves, and the skills that are fundamental to developing and maintaining healthy relationships. They will discover and better understand the importance of these skills in living in harmony with a relationship partner.
• Partner communication skills
• Personality characteristics
• Relationship needs
• Relationship intimacy
• Relationship conflicts
Each section serves as an avenue for individual self-reflection, as well as for group experiences revolving around identified topics of importance. Each assessment includes directions for easy administration, scoring, and interpretation. Also included are exploratory activities, reflective journaling activities, and educational handouts to help participants discover their habitual effective and ineffective relationship skills. Finally, instruction is provided for enhancing participants most critical weaknesses when interacting with their partner.