Topic 1 Introduction

Activity 1: Icebreaker

What do you think a healthy relationship looks like?

Which words do you believe describe a healthy relationship? Affection? Communication? Quality time together? Quality time apart? Sex? Similar interests, ideals, hobbies? Share your thoughts!

According to Healthline (2019), a healthy relationship can be defined by the following characteristics. Do you agree? Discuss!

Time apart
Open communication
Playfulness or light-heartedness
Physical intimacy
A sense of yourself as a separate person
Conflict resolution

Mutual respect and trust

Mutual respect and trust are the key characteristics of any healthy relationship, whether you are a couple of teenagers or a couple of adults, and regardless of your sexuality. On the other hand, an unhealthy relationship is characterized by control and power of one over the other.