#11. Your Parents' Relationship

This Conversation Will Help You…


  1. Say thoughts about parents’ or guardians’ relationship
  2. Listen to adult’s thoughts about their own parents’ relationship
  3. Say what they want that is similar or different in a relationship/partnership


Think About This First

  • This conversation allows for thoughtful discussion about how they view parent/guardian relationships and encourages thinking about what kind of relationship they would want to have.


Having the Conversation


Start here:

What do you think about your parents’/guardian’s relationship?

Is it an ideal relationship to you?

What would you change about it, if you could change something?


What has changed about how you view your parents’/guardian’s relationship from when you were a little kid until now?

Do you look up to their relationship?

What kind of relationship did your parents/guardians have?

Did you admire their relationship?

Did you want to have a similar relationship or different

In what ways did you want your relationship/partnership to be similar or different?


Keep Talking:

What did you learn most from seeing your parents/guardians together?

What have you learned from seeing your parents’/guardians’ relationship?

What are the things you want to be similar in your partnership?

What are the things you want to be different in your partnership?

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