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6.1 Breaking Up
Announce that today’s session will deal with breakup issues.
Following from the previous lesson, if a person realizes their
relationship is unhealthy, it’s a reason to break up. After examining some
of the issues around breaking up, let the students know they’ll move on to
explore dating violence to better be able to recognize the signs and avoid
or safely exit. (PP)
Begin this section with these points:
It’s been said, “People are in your life for a reason, a season, or a lifetime.”
Not every friendship or dating relationship is meant to last.
Just as there are healthy and unhealthy ways to start a relationship, there are healthy and unhealthy ways
to end one.
But how do you know when it’s time? How will you end it? And how will you move on?
Many people have wondered about whether or not they should break up. Sometimes it’s confusing.
Let’s look at a few situations. Give your opinion by a thumbs up or down (or shout out) on whether you
think they should stay together or break up.
Situations: (PP)
Encourage discussion by asking why or why not and adding your wisdom
as needed. Do not spend more than three minutes on this.
1. You just don’t feel the same way as you did when you first started talking.
Besides, you two hardly have anything in common.
2. You discover the person you’re going with isn’t perfect and you have some disagreements.
3. You are fighting more and more and are unable to talk things out. Arguments feel scary at times.
Resource 6a: Breakup Tips
Resource 6b: Surviving a Breakup
Music video
10 minutes
Is It Time?
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