Theme: Family & Relationships

“Lovers and Friends”: Healthy and Unhealthy Relationship Practices (Platonic and Romantic)

by Wesley K. Thomas

This lesson explores the process of determining one’s personal standards for romantic and platonic relationships. In it, participants will discuss self-defined components of good relationships, and evaluate how those components can best be cultivated with the people they are most connected in relationship with. 


By the end of this lesson, participants will be able to:

  • Identify and discuss personal standards for platonic and romantic relationships.
  • Evaluate their own ability to uphold personal standards in platonic and romantic relationships

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Group Size

815 participants
12 facilitators


60 minutes


Writing utensils
Flip chart paper or dry erase board
Permanent or dry erase markers
Easel stand or tape (optional)

Printed handouts