Relationships

The relationships we have with others help to shape us. Some people we choose to have relationships with, like friends and romantic partners, and others simply happen, such as family or colleagues. Different relationships will meet different needs and fulfill us in different ways, at different times of our lives. Good relationships are where we feel supported, energised, uplifted and cared for. Connecting with other people can help us feel happier, even if it’s as simple as saying ‘good morning’ to a neighbour, or helping a stranger. Moments like that help us feel part of a community, they give us a sense of belonging and purpose. 

The relationship we have with ourselves is just as important as therelationships we have with others - we are all deserving of love. Showing ourselves care and understanding will help us create better relationships with others. 

Feeling satisfied with our relationships is important for us to live a good life.

Look at the questions below to help you think about the quality of your relationships.

Theme 1: Live

1. Are there people you can trust, and ask for help when you need?
2. Do you often feel lonely?
3. Who can you start a conversation with today and what can you ask them about themselves?

Top tip

Doing things for others can strengthen bonds, and even give your happiness a little boost. What kindness can you show the people you know (or even people you don’t)? Make a list of ideas and pick one to do this week.

Top tip

If a relationship makes you unhappy, even if you don’t want to let go of it, you might want to think about how much of your energy you give to it. You can’t change other people, but you can move your focus away from them. Spending less time on relationships that leave you flat and deflated, will make space for you to dedicate more energy to relationships that are uplifting.

Have you filled in your balance chart yet?

Theme 2: Belong

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Theme 3: Love

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Them 4: Thrive

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