Relationship Vocabulary Puzzle

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3. a close relationship between members of opposite gender, but not romantic or sexual in nature.
6. related to listening skills
10. being open, fair, truthful, and honorable.
13. a way to focus a communication on your feelings instead of a person's behavior. See I statements.
15. the manner in which people are connected. Relationships will vary according to who you interact with and where the interactions take place: home - family, school - peers, teachers, counselors... community - friends, customer representatives, sales people, strangers, ...
17. a brother or sister
21. the ability to accept different beliefs and practices in a fair, objective, and caring manner.
22. an action that indicates violence, injury, or punishment will result in retaliation if a specific action is or isn't completed.
25. swift physical force used to harm or threaten a person or damage property.
29. parent or parents and one or more adopted children. May also include biological children.
30. clearly, respectfully, and confidently communicating your ideas and feelings strong enough to achieve a goal, resolve a conflict, or to respectfully state your objections.
31. parents and children who live in a kinship group and function as a nuclear family. May include various relatives: grandparents, cousins, aunts & uncles, in-laws, or close friends, and colleagues.
32. the use of a neutral third party to guide a problem solving process to resolve a conflict or disagreement and reach a mutual solution. See conflict resolution and mediation
34. the abuse or neglect of older individuals.
35. the willful killing of a human by another human.
36. any contradiction, disagreement, struggle, or fight that can be interpersonal or internal. Interpersonal conflict is when two or more individuals who must cooperate together fail to share the same views, interests, or goals. Internal conflict is within an individual. See conflict resolution and mediation
38. a household in which a child is raised by someone other than its natural or adoptive parent. There may also be other children who may be the parents biological children, blended, adopted or also under foster care.
39. the desire to have something another person or group has. See ideas for coping with jealousness & envy
43. keeping a promise or commitment made to another person or group.
47. to pledge to contribute to a relationship in a manner to enhance and make it stronger.
48. disrespect by being rude, bullying, putting another person down, making fun of them of them or treating them bad in anyway.
51. the act of requiring a person to perform insulting, demeaning, or harmful tasks or rituals as entry requirements to become a member of a certain group.
53. the act of physical and verbal actions used to influence a person until a specific action is or isn't done.
54. the act of promising money or a favorable act if a person performs or refrains from performing a specific task.
55. the physical, emotional, mental, or sexual mistreatment of a person caused by an action or neglect of action.
56. the act of physical and verbal blame used to influence a person to perform or not to perform a specific action.
57. organizations that give time, money, and other resources to provide goods or services to benefit others.
58. the act of with holding a favorable action or favorable object or using a threat or harm if a specific action is or isn't completed.
60. are places or organizations where young people go for leisurely or other group activities.
61. refraining from a reaction, communication, or expression of ones feelings and ideas when a response would usually be beneficial.
62. to increase in intensity or become more serious.
63. the act of allowing a favorable action or giving a favorable object as consequence if a specific action is or isn't completed.
65. an expression of recognition, support, and appreciation of what a person does. Affirm and celebrate behaviors that assist or help others or behaviors that are successful in achieving desired goals.
66. not favoring one person or idea over another.
67. the rights, privileges, and duties of a member of the community in which they are entitled to citizenship. In the United States by birth or through a legal process. Becoming a citizen of the United States process for naturalization.
69. a relationship between people who know each other, trust, and support each other. Usually in a caring manner, which develops a bond of mutual affection.
70. the positive and negative influence same age people have on each other.
71. the act of negotiating with a person to influence them to perform or refrain from performing a specific action.
73. when a person or group tries to convince or force their decision or action over those of the other person or group.
74. when another person or group has different opinions, values, beliefs, or ethical ideas than yours.


1. a central building, agency, facility, answering service, ... where people get informed help or advice with a personal problem or receive information during a disaster or emergency.
2. married parents and children who can include children of the parents, but also include children from previous marriages.
4. a relationship goes beyond an exchange of ideas to include sharing each others feelings, thoughts, beliefs, expectations, and goals.
5. persistent negative interactions that pester, annoy, bother, harm, or torment others.
7. the process of ending a disagreement, conflict, with cooperation and problem solving.
8. when a person's esteem or sense of worth is the same for each other.
9. a threat of physical attack or an actual sudden violent attack.
11. any form of abuse toward a spouse (marriage partner).
12. the act of saying positive things to a person to influence them to perform or refrain from performing a specific action.
14. the process two parties use to communicate with each other their differences in a problem solving process to resolve the conflict or disagreement and reach a mutual solution through discussion. See conflict resolution and mediation
16. mediation where the mediator is a peer of the people with the conflict. See mediation.
18. to expel, kick out, prevent inclusion, or restrict entry to a group.
19. a decision by a married couple to live apart from each other.
20. an exaggerated oversimplified belief or idea that is known collectively by a group of people and used to describe a group of people. Like patriot, American Indian, cowboy, jock, nerd...
23. an act that deliberately intimidates, harms, or threatens another person.
24. the legal obligation to make decisions affecting a minor child's protection, care, and education, usually with respect to a divorce or separation.
26. settling a disagreement with mutual agreement. Often with both parties giving up something and neither getting what they want. A win-win solution is better when one can be achieved. See conflict resolution and win-win, win-lose, & lose-lose chart
27. any form of abuse directed at a child.
28. an act of physical harm on one or more family member by another family member.
33. the actions taken by a person in a particular social setting influenced by what they believe is appropriate or customary.
37. a legal end of a marriage according to established law.
40. the failure to provide for a child's basic needs.
41. an action that indicates violence or a payment will result as a consequence if a specific action is or isn't completed.
42. the repeated use of violence and abusive behaviors passed on from one generation to the next.
44. being overly menacing, threatening, forceful, pushy, or hostile to achieve a goal.
45. a feeling of resentment or envy of another person or group.
46. a small exclusive group of people with similar interests and goals who may or may not actively exclude or demean people who are different or have different interests and goals.
47. keeping information given secret or private.
49. disputes is a disagreement over the owner ship of physical objects.
50. voluntary work intended for the common good, usually done through an organized group: school or college program or court ordered instead of imprisonment.
52. one parent has custody or total care for one or more children. Caused by divorce, separation, or death.
54. the nonverbal expression communicated with: gestures like bobbing and nodding, hand on chin; open body language like hands open, arms not folded; facial expressions like smiling, eyes wide; posture that is erect, leaning forward; tone of voice like lower, slower, even pitch, matter of fact;
59. active listening is paying close attention to what someone is communicating vocally and emotionally with body language.
64. a dishonest unfair way to influence or control other people. The following are ways to manipulate
68. an unfavorable or favorable opinion or feeling formed without knowledge, thought, or reason. Often regarding an ethnic, racial, social, or religious group.
72. to interact with and help other people in a manner that treats them with consideration, respect, and kindness.


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