Good relationships don't just happen to you; you can create them. You can learn the skills to grow healthy, happy relationships—to resolve conflict and work toward shared goals as a team. You're going to learn how to be a better partner—and the word "partner" can apply to any type of relationship.
In this course, we're going to talk about three common cultural myths about relationships and break down the truth behind them.
In this section, we're going to break down this cultural myth that says love "happens" to us. We'll counter that myth by talking about: the growth mindset, positive interactions, perceptions, and responsibility vs. blame.
In this chapter, you'll learn how to differentiate a growth mindset from a fixed mindset. We'll give you some examples of the difference, and ask you to examine your own life for fixed beliefs.
In this segment, we're going to talk about a research-based method to build better relationships; we will discuss how a lack of attention may be hurting your relationship, and how to best influence others positively.
Successful relationships aren't just about creating positivity, but about seeking the positive things that are already present in your relationship. In this chapter, we'll show you how to do just that.
This chapter discusses how you should own your part of the relationship without making your partner feel awful for their role.
In this section, we are going to talk about three ways to improve your relationships by having healthy expectations. We'll also talk about emotional safety and vulnerability, as these are both essential expectations to make clear with your partner.
How to take responsibility for emotional safety—both in creating emotionally safe environments and setting boundaries if you do not feel safe in your relationship.
In this chapter, we're going to discuss bids for connection and turning towards your partner to meet their needs and to express your own needs.
In this section, we're going to talk about how to balance our wants and needs with the greater whole–how to turn me into we.
In this chapter, we're going to discuss how to repair your relationship by "owning your side" in relationship conflicts.
Another way to repair your relationship is by "forgiving." Forgiving is hard, and we will show you simple ways to do it.
Let's recap what we have learned and make a plan to solidify the new skills.