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Maintaining ethical behaviour in personal relationships can be challenging, as emotions, desires, and expectations often come into play. But with effort and practice, healthy relationships can be built on integrity, mutual trust and respect. Discuss.

Topic: ethics – in private and public relationships

7. Maintaining ethical behaviour in personal relationships can be challenging, as emotions, desires, and expectations often come into play. But with effort and practice, healthy relationships can be built on integrity, mutual trust and respect. Discuss.

Difficulty level: Moderate

Why the question:

The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 4 and part of ‘Abstract Thursdays’ in Mission-2023 Secure.

Key demand of the question:

To write about building healthy personal relationships rooted in ethics.

Directive word: 

Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you must debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You must give reasons for both for and against arguments.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Begin by giving context.

Body:

Write about the challenges associated with maintaining ethical behaviour in personal relationships.

Next, write about the ways to overcome the above challenges – respecting others, being honest, communicating openly, setting healthy boundaries, and practicing empathy.

Conclusion:

Conclude by summarising.