DA – Communication


When you decide to date or become involved in a romantic relationship, it's not about what you talk about, it's how you talk about it. Healthy communication does not necessarily mean you talk about everything.

Examples of Healthy Communication

  • Respecting each other's opinions
  • Not interrupting your partner
  • Valuing other points of view other than your own
  • Wanting to listen more than wanting to talk
  • Eye Contact
  • Desire to find compromise

Examples of Unhealthy Communication

  • "My way or the highway!" (No desire to compromise)
  • Yelling to get your point across
  • Avoiding topics that you or your partner really want to talk about
  • Not talking about relationship boundaries
  • Lack of eye contact
  • Wanting to talk more than wanting to listen