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Healthy Relationships

From friends to family, all relationships take work. Take this quiz to see how much you know about keeping yours healthy.

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Question 1 of 20 Correct

How long should a hug last to develop a sense of connection?

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The correct answer is: Studies show a 20-second hug raises oxytocin, the hormone that helps develop a sense of connection.

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Question 2 of 20 Correct

What's the best thing to do when things get tense in a relationship?

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The correct answer is: When things get tense, tap your sense of humor. Conflicts are inevitable in any relationship, but laughing about them can help you work through the tension and reconnect.

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Question 3 of 20 Correct

How much communication is conveyed non-verbally in a parent-child relationship ?

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The correct answer is: More than 90 percent of how we communicate in to our children is through non-verbal actions like tone of voice or facial expressions. By being aware of how you communicate, you can get your point across effectively without negatively affecting your relationships.

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Question 4 of 20 Correct

What is the most important thing in any relationship?

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The correct answer is: Communication is one of the key ingredients in healthy relationships. Don't assume that the other person knows what you're thinking. Always make room for healthy and rational discussions.

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Question 5 of 20 Correct

What is a healthy friendship?

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The correct answer is: A healthy friendship is one that is a positive influence in your life, supporting you through good and bad times and allowing you to blossom.

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Question 6 of 20 Correct

What questions should you ask yourself to evaluate friendships?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. The first step to evaluating friendships is to step back and see if you enjoy being with your friends socially and if they provide emotional support.

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Question 7 of 20 Correct

What's a good rule of thumb when searching for quality friendships?

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The correct answer is: The trick to finding quality friendships is to get to know everyone a little, then pursue people who are worthwhile and have common interests. You don't want to have red flags pop up when you're starting a new friendship.

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Question 8 of 20 Correct

What should you avoid doing to maintain healthy friendships?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. You want friends who will give back to you when you do things for them. Instead of trying to fix friends' problems, support them in fixing their own. Finally, don't be friends with someone out of obligation. Pick your friends because they share common interests and can improve the quality of your life.

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Question 9 of 20 Correct

How can I make good friends at work?

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The correct answer is: Watch how colleagues treat people and pay attention to how you feel when you are with them to determine if you'd like to be friends with them.

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Question 10 of 20 Correct

What is the single most important thing you can do to keep your marriage healthy?

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The correct answer is: According to RealAge, there's no way to have a relationship without spending time together alone. Marriage is the foundation of your life, kids, job, family friends and more, and so should be made a priority over all those things.

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Question 11 of 20 Correct

What can you do with other people that can help a romantic relationship?

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The correct answer is: According to RealAge, bonding with other couples actually strengthens your own relationship, and reinforces your sense of togetherness.

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Question 12 of 20 Correct

True or false: When in a fight, the best thing to do is let out all of your issues at once to clear the air.

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The correct answer is: This is false. The key to healthy fighting is to stay on topic. In the heat of the moment, you may feel tempted to throw out a whole list of the other person's past offenses. This will only cause the fight to escalate and make the original issue even harder to resolve.

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Question 13 of 20 Correct

Which of the following is the secret weapon for a healthy relationship?

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The correct answer is: The secret weapon for a healthy relationship is empathy. According to a recent study from Harvard University, being able to accurately read a person's emotions and believing that the other person is trying to understand your emotion is linked to relationship satisfaction.

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Question 14 of 20 Correct

How can a woman communicate better with a man?

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The correct answer is: According to one study, women communicate more effectively with men when they use fewer words. When researchers looked at a man's brain, the section that lit up when they heard a woman's voice is the same part used to decode complex sounds, like Mozart symphonies. The theory is that some men hear women's voices as something that's complicated and difficult to listen to, so they shut down and choose not to. Using fewer words requires them to process less.

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Question 15 of 20 Correct

What exercise can people do to improve their relationship with friends, family or loved ones?

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The correct answer is: If you want to improve your relationship, go on a walk. When you and your partner, child, parent or friend are walking together, you will be able to receive the benefits of exercise and the benefits of being together. Communication is key to any successful relationship and all too often we do not communicate enough!

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Question 16 of 20 Correct

Which of the following is a good way for parents to bond with their child?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. It doesn’t really matter what it is: shopping, watching movies, even doing chores together gives you a chance to connect to your children and spend time with them. Doing activities together as a family or just one-on-one encourages family bonding, making your child feel secure and connected and boosts his or her self-esteem.

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Question 17 of 20 Correct

What is one of the most important things a parent can do when talking to their child?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. It's important to get down to your kid's level. If you’re towering over your child, he or she may feel intimidated. Instead, sit together or kneel down so that you are eye-to-eye. Your kid will know that you’re really listening and feel that what he or she has to say is important to you. Asking close-ended questions and reinforcing your words with your body language are other ways you can effectively communicate with your child as well.

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Question 18 of 20 Correct

Which of the following is an effective way to build a strong mother-daughter relationship?

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The correct answer is: When you take your daughter out on a date you can get to know her and have time to focus completely on what’s important to her. Building a healthy relationship is about talking to your children and loving them in a way they want to be loved.

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Question 19 of 20 Correct

What is the best way to communicate with someone about an embarrassing topic?

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The correct answer is: Sometimes it’s easier to bring up tough or embarrassing topics when you are not actually face-to-face with that person. Try tackling more difficult conversations in situations where direct eye contact is not possible like while driving in the car, or walking side-by-side.

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Question 20 of 20 Correct

True or false: Abusive relationships can lead to which of these conditions?

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The correct answer is: Being in an abusive relationship can put you at risk for all of the above conditions, as well as other health problems. Abusive relationships may be hard to end, particularly if you lack financial independence. Talk with a counselor if you need help getting out.

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Relationships and family are at the center of human life, and they can have a huge influence on your health. Having good friendships and family support eases stress, helps you avoid mental illness, and gives you energy and courage ...

for living a healthier life. Relationships start when you give someone else your time and attention. If you find yourself isolated, the best thing to do is reach out through community activities or family connections. Finding ways to help others will make you feel better, and then pay off later when you need support. Good health means caring for yourself, which is infinitely easier to do when other people are also caring for you. If your relationships are in trouble, take steps to resolve the conflict through communication or seeking counseling. The payoff is greater well-being for all involved.
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