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Building and Maintaining a Healthy Relationship

Learn what makes a healthy romantic relationship and how to maintain one.

Building and Maintaining a Healthy Relationship

Learn how to maintain a healthy romantic relationship

Many of us consider a happy long-term romantic relationship a key part of a good life. Throughout this course you will explore in detail what makes a happy, healthy relationship and learn about the work and skills needed to ensure your relationship succeeds.

You will also contemplate your own reasons for being in (or wanting to be in) a relationship and consider what happens after the novelty of a new a relationship fades away.

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Skip to 0 minutes and 8 secondsRemember in the fairy tales when the characters met, fell in love, got married, and then lived happily ever after? Well, nobody ever told us what happens after the happily ever after. We are left with the illusion that once we meet, fall in love, get married, then that's it-- now we're happy. But unfortunately, that's not how love and relationships work in the real world. They take work, and that's what this course is about. It's about teaching individuals and couples how to build and maintain a healthy relationship with a significant other after the newness fades away. In this course, you'll have the opportunity to explore your reasons for being in a relationship prior to getting in one.

Skip to 0 minutes and 49 secondsWe will also be talking about the differences between a healthy and unhealthy relationship. And you will learn communication and conflict resolution skills. My name is Laura Garrett, and I will be facilitating your journey to your happily ever after.

What topics will you cover?

• Your reasons for being in a relationship

• Difference between a healthy and unhealthy relationship

• Creating and maintaining a healthy relationship

• Effective communication and conflict resolution skills

When would you like to start?

  • Date to be announced

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you'll be able to...

  • Explore strategies to determine if being in an intimate relationship is valuable
  • Identify your relationship patterns
  • Design a balanced lifestyle with your partner
  • Apply skills learned in developing and maintaining future relationships

Who is the course for?

This course is for anyone looking to maintain and build a health relationship with a partner.

Who will you learn with?

Laura Garrett

I am a licensed professional counselor, educator, and author. I have been in the counseling field for over 20 years specializing in addictions, relationships, life transitions, and mood disorders.

Who developed the course?

Colorado State University, a land-grant institution and a Carnegie Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, is one of the United States’ leading research universities.

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