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Relationship Green Flags

Every relationship is unique, but healthy relationships often possess many of the same positive qualities. Partners in a healthy relationship show appreciation for one another, respect boundaries, and work as a team to solve problems.

The Relationship Green Flags worksheet describes qualities often found in healthy relationships. Each green flag is written to be relatable and easy to understand, but meaningful enough to encourage discussion.

This handout can be used to help clients identify strengths in their relationship, as well as qualities to work toward achieving. After reviewing this worksheet, try asking your client to provide examples of how the qualities are present in their relationship or what they can do to work toward them.

This list of healthy relationship qualities is not exhaustive. Take the opportunity to discuss what other relationship qualities your client values and how they foster these positive qualities.

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