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AFMC promotes Strengthening Relationships campaign

During the month of October, AFMC will promote the Strengthening Interpersonal Relationships campaign. (U.S. Air Force graphic)

During the month of October, AFMC will promote the Strengthening Interpersonal Relationships campaign. (U.S. Air Force graphic)

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- During the month of October, Air Force Materiel Command will promote the Strengthening Interpersonal Relationships campaign. Healthy and caring relationships with family, friends, and significant others can give our lives immeasurable joy and meaning.

According to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, qualities of a healthy relationship include:

· Strong two-way communication
· Commitment
· Trust and support
· Honesty and respect
· Ability to laugh at self and the world
· Appreciation and thoughtfulness
· Willingness to compromise
· Fighting fair when resolving conflict

Some relationships may become strained and lead to communication meltdowns. When a family member or significant other has an emotional outburst, the hurtful words can scar and lead to resentment and bitterness.

The ability to communicate and resolve conflict is at the core of any successful relationship. Think about your relationships and how you want them to be. If you are feeling distressed about a relationship, support is available through the following local installation helping agencies:

· Family Advocacy Program
· Military Family Life
· Chapel
· Military OneSource
· Employee Assistance Program

For more information regarding resources for strengthening relationships, visit www.AFMCwellness.com, or contact your local Civilian Health Promotion Services team.