Individuality is encouraged.
Communication is open and spontaneous.
Each partner does not attempt to “fix” or control the other.
Conflict is faced directly.
There is a balance of giving and receiving.
Each person can enjoy being alone and privacy is respected.
There is a balance of closeness and separation.
Each partner takes responsibility for their own behavior. (No blaming)
There is a willingness to take risks and be vulnerable.
Other meaningful relationships and interests exist.
Each person is open to constructive feedback.
Rules and boundaries are clear.
Personal growth is encouraged.
Humility is present: both people are able to let go of being “right”.
Acceptance of self and other exists.
Each is trustful of the other.
Personal attacks, name calling, sarcasm, belittling, and humiliating do NOT exist.
Each partner is able to forgive.
Kindness and compassion are practiced.
Feelings and needs are expressed.
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