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Fair Fighting Rules
Fair Fighting Rules
If you're working with a couple (or family, or individual) who has toxic arguments, help them understand and practice fair fighting rules. Give them a copy of this printout to keep at home so they can be reminded of the rules at home when they need them the most. The first three rules read:

Before you begin, ask yourself why you feel upset...

"I" Statements
"I" Statements
Teach clients about the benefits of "I" statements, show examples, and help them practice generating their own statements using this communication worksheet. After going through the examples, it's suggested that the client practices generating "I" statements from situations in their own life.
Cycle of Abuse
Cycle of Abuse
The cycle of abuse depicts common patterns of behavior in abusive relationships. Use this printable diagram to help educate clients about the cycle. The stages include the tension building, incident, reconciliation/honeymoon, and calm phases.
Relationship Conflict Resolution
Relationship Conflict Resolution
Educate couples on basic communication and conflict resolution skills. This printout includes brief summaries of skills such as focusing on the problem rather than the person, reflective listening, using "I" statements, using time-outs, and working toward resolutions. This worksheet can work well as an educational tool, or as a reminder for couples to take home.
Relationship Building: Shared Qualities
Relationship Building: Shared Qualities
Use this worksheet to encourage a couple to work together. The couple will be asked to identify common values, goals, and positive experiences from their relationship. The goal of this worksheet is to place focus on positive interactions.
My Partner's Qualities
My Partner's Qualities
This worksheet is designed to be used in couples counseling to emphasize the positive qualities of a relationship. Each individual should complete the worksheet, and then share their responses with their partner.
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