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Course Description

Whether you are in a new or long term romantic relationship, a busy student working with other colleagues, parents struggling to form a connection with your children, or a business person needing to form a relationship of trust with the employer--relationships form the foundation of our lives. Getting along with all these people and creating a positive relationship can be one of life's more difficult challenges.

To have a good relationship or to improve an existing one requires us to use tools and skills that enable us to understand communication styles and perspectives.

In this course you will learn about these skills and gain insight into why people misunderstand us or respond the way they do. We will also examine belief systems and their effect on relationships, as well as discuss unhealthy relationships, what to avoid, relationship games and traps that frequently occur, how a life script is developed and plays a role in forming long lasting relationships, the study of transactional analysis and other skills we can develop to help create more positive relationships.

If you think people are impossible to understand, you may change your mind after working through this course. This study of relationships gives you the knowledge to improve all relationships in your life both--personal and professional.

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Lesson 1 : Why Can't We Just Get Along?

Since the dawn of time people have been trying to get along. In this first lesson we will begin to understand the dynamics involved. 23 Total Points
  • Lesson 1 Video
  • Review Article: Healthy Relationships and a Healthy You
  • Complete Assignment: An Introduction
  • Complete: Lesson 1 Assignment
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 1: Why Can't We Just Get Along?

Lesson 2 : What Are Healthy Relationships?

In this lesson, we will first examine why some relationships work, and then discuss what is involved in forming a healthy relationship. 5 Total Points
  • Lesson 2 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: Building a Healthy Relationship from the Start; Wishes Fulfilled blog by Dr. Wayne Dyer
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 2 : What are Healthy Relationships?

Lesson 3 : Unhealthy Relationships

Unhealthy relationships seem to abound. They appear in a variety of forms- from codependency to physical abuse. 7 Total Points
  • Lesson 3 Video
  • Review Article: Candace Pert
  • Complete: Lesson 3 Assignment
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 3 : Unhealthy Relationships

Lesson 4 : What Affects Our Relationships?

This lesson will discuss the factors that affect our relationships. 4 Total Points
  • Lesson 4 Video
  • Review Article: Healthy Relationships
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 4 : What affects our relationships?

Lesson 5 : The Roadmap to Understanding the Madness

In the 70s, a Swiss psychologist named Eric Berne developed a system of understanding human behavior. 7 Total Points
  • Lesson 5 Video
  • Review Article: Transactional Analysis
  • Complete: Lesson 5 Assignment
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 5 : The roadmap to understanding the madness.

Lesson 6 : The Games People Play

This lesson will discuss some of the games people often play in relationships. 7 Total Points
  • Lesson 6 Video
  • Review Article: Dr. Eric Bernie
  • Complete: Lesson 6 Assignment
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 6 : The Games People Play

Lesson 7 : Life Scripts

In this lesson, we will discuss the role of the Life Scripts. 7 Total Points
  • Lesson 7 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 7 Assignment
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 7 : Life Scripts

Lesson 8 : We Don't Speak the Same Language

This lesson will discuss why we are often not understood. 5 Total Points
  • Lesson 8 Video
  • Review Article: The Five Love Languages
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 8 : We don't speak the same language

Lesson 9 : Creating Healthy Relationships with Children

Creating healthy relationships with children is of critical importance for a variety of reasons. 7 Total Points
  • Lesson 9 Video
  • Review Article: Building a Healthy Relationship with Your Child
  • Complete: Lesson 9 Assignment
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 9 : Creating Healthy Relationships with Children

Lesson 10 : Dealing With Difficult People

Think of the last time you encountered a difficult person. When was it? What were the circumstances? How did you handle it? If you are like most of us, it may not have been pleasant. 5 Total Points
  • Lesson 10 Video
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 10 : Dealing with difficult people

Lesson 11 : I Need to Fix You

This lesson will discuss the errors and failures of attempting to "fix" someone. 4 Total Points
  • Lesson 11 Video
  • Review Article: Overcoming the Need to Fix
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 11 : I need to fix you

Lesson 12 : The Art of Acceptance

This final lesson will discuss methods of maintaining a healthy relationship. 68 Total Points
  • Lesson 12 Video
  • Take Poll: How would you rate this course?
  • Take Survey: Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
  • Complete: Lesson 12 Assignment
  • Complete Exam: Final Review
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Course Title: Healthy Relationships
Course Number: 8900093
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Course Type: General Education
CEU Value: 0.7 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Instructor: Dr. Dennis Mithaug
Syllabus: View Syllabus
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Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Define and identify what healthy relationships actually are.
  • Define and identify what unhealthy relationships are.
  • Describe what affects our relationships.
  • Determine what makes a relationship dysfunctional and the types of games we play and why.
  • Life Scripts
  • Describe methods for identifying and overcoming communication barriers.
  • Know methods for creating healthy relationships with children.
  • Know techniques for dealing with difficult people.
  • Describe methods for dealing with people who will not change and figuring out how to accept people for who they are, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

Student Testimonials

  • "What was most helpful were the different kinds of love we can experience...and how we are the ones in charge of our emotions." -- Luisa M.
  • "Healthy Relationships was a very knowledgeable course I enjoyed each lesson." -- Dorothy M.
  • "I found the assignments useful and informative. I ordered several books from such assignments and am currently reading them." -- Thomas L.
  • "I enjoyed this course very much and thought the instructor was very knowledgeable." -- Frances M.
  • "The instructor had positive remarks when I did well. The content of this course was very applicable to daily life. It presented solutions to each problem discussed." -- Patricia H.
  • "I have never had a more attentive teacher....I am very thankful." -- Krystal C.
  • "This was a very good course to learn about the differences in behaviors and understand how to communicate in relationships, whether of an intimate or other nature." -- Carol Anne C.

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