Predictors of Happy, Healthy Relationships

Monday, November 25, 2019

The University of Waterloo is hosting a campaign called 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence this month. A description of the campaign is included in the university web page https://uwaterloo.ca/16-days-of-activism-against-gender-based-violence/about and includes the following information:

Organized by a growing group of faculty, staff and students across the University of Waterloo, 16 Days is dedicated to creating actions and events for the elimination of any form of gender-based violence. 

16 Days at Waterloo is co-sponsored by the Office of the Associate Vice-President, Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion, Dean of Arts Office, Drama and Speech Communication, Women’s Studies, Sexuality, Marriage, and Family Studies, the Waterloo Aboriginal Education Centre, and the Library.

Led by Olivia Merritt, clinical students have adapted the successful talk on Predictors of Happy, Healthy Relationships for a university student audience, as part of the 16 days event. The talk is open to everyone and I would encourage you to share this information widely. It may be of particular interest to those of you who teach undergraduate courses this term.

Predictors of Happy, Healthy Relationships

As part of the 16 days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence campaign, students from the Clinical Psychology Department and the Centre for Mental Health Research and Treatment will be putting on a talk about what makes a happy, healthy relationship .

Sharing a satisfying romantic relationship with one’s partner is closely linked to overall quality of life. But what do strong, healthy relationships actually look like? While all relationships are unique, research shows that healthy partnerships share several key ingredients. Have you ever wondered: What is the best way to communicate with my partner? Our relationship isn’t as passionate as it used to be, is that normal? What can we do to keep our relationship fulfilling and fun?

Shirley Ong, Jessica Edwards, Julia McNeil, and Olivia Merritt will be addressing these topics and more on Monday, November 25, 2019, at 2:30pm in ML 349. Please feel free to attend this talk.

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