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“Happy and Healthy Relationships”

Instructions: Watch this video and answer the questions. Then, read the script at the bottom of the page.

Online Investigations and Discussion Questions

What kinds of problems or conflicts can occur in a relationship or a marriage? What are some of the keys to enhancing and building your relationship with another person?

Video Script

Hi, I’m Randall, and I’m here out enjoying nature, running alone trails with my wife, and having been married approximately 25 years, there are certain things that I’ve learned to try to be a better partner, a better spouse.

And, uh, three things . . .

Number one: Try to think about the person 7 to 10 times more than yourself, whether it’s making your bed or doing the dishes. Think about the other person first.

Second is try to think outside the box. I know that Valentine’s Day comes around once a year in February, but if you give chocolate in September . . . Wow! A lot better response, and you’re thinking beyond what people normally do.

And finally, if you’re having problems . . . marital problems or family problems, consider getting professional help. Friends can help, but working with a professional can help you build the communication skills you need.

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