Relationship Conflict Resolution Worksheet: GIVE

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What is the theory behind this Relationship Conflict Resolution Worksheet: GIVE?

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) focuses on varying skills. One of those skills is interpersonal skills. It introduces us to the acronym GIVE. This stands for, being gentle, showing interest, validating, and having an easy manner. The role of this acronym is to be a kind, considerate, active listener, non-judgemental, light-hearted, and accepting partner in a relationship. 

How will the worksheet help?    

This worksheet will help the clients in meeting the wants and needs of their partner for the formation and maintenance of a healthy relationship. On the base of the acronym GIVE, they will be able to increase their ability to set effective boundaries, make positive relationships, resolve conflicts and become better partners. 

How to use this worksheet?

To use this worksheet, go through the meaning of the acronym provided below. All parties in a relationship are required to fill out the form separately. Avoid all distractions and focus on the questions. With the help of the facilitator, strategize ways you can be a better partner to your loved one. 

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