#29. Reasons to Have a Relationship

This Conversation Will Help You…


  1. knowledge of different reasons why people would want to be in a relationship

  2. ability to respect different reasons for wanting to be in a relationship

  3. ability to name things that would show them that their partner wants the same things from a relationship



Think About This First

  • We know that relationships and dating are important topics for many young people. This conversation allows a framework where you can be thoughtful about relationships and reasons to be in a relationship.


Having the Conversation


Start here:

What are different reasons people would want a relationship?

Are some of these reasons better or worse than others?

Do you think it’s important for people to want the same things from a relationship?

Do you and your friends always agree on why relationships are important?

How are their views different from yours?



Do you think there are reasons people would want to be in a relationship that are not okay?

What are those reasons?

Why do you think that?


Keep Talking:  

How would you make sure that the person you’re dating wants the same things from a relationship that you do?

What are ways to bring that up?

Is it important to find these things out before you get together?

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