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samedi, juillet 28, 2012

Relationships' Bill of Rights

What should we expect in a normal relationship where love is the thread? What are the rights of each partner? 


Evans (1992) suggests the following as basic rights in a relationship for you and your partner:





  • The right to good will from the other.
  • The right to emotional support.
  • The right to be heard by the other and to be responded to with courtesy.
  • The right to have your own view, even if your partner has a different view.
  • The right to have your feelings and experience acknowledged as real.
  • The right to receive a sincere apology for any jokes you may find offensive.
  • The right to clear and informative answers to questions that concern what is legitimately your business.
  • The right to live free from accusation and blame.
  • The right to live free from criticism and judgment.
  • The right to have your work and your interests spoken of with respect.
  • The right to encouragement.
  • The right to live free from emotional and physical threat.
  • The right to live free from angry outbursts and rage.
  • The right to be called by no name that devalues you.
  • The right to be respectfully asked rather than ordered.

Dear readers, I wish to each one of you to find a partner that will respect these simple but forceful rights that should serve as good bases but also reminders for an healthy relationship that everyone of us is deserve.