Relationships with people can sometime be difficult to maintain, especially with the busy lives the majority of us live. When we have good relationships with people we have a peace of mind. Having a healthy relationship is one less thing we have to worry about. According to Meg Selig, a contributor writer for Psychology Today, there are 13 steps you can take to have better relationships.
- Make the conscious decision to put your relationship health at or near the top of your priority list.
- Assess the relationship area that needs work and set a specific goal
- Set standards
- Observe character
- When your friends are happy, be happy for them
- Apologize when you've been wrong
- Ask for what you need in the relationship
- Be able to say NO when your friends' requests interfere with your own values and goals
- Use negative feelings-such as resentment, sadness, and annoyance-as clues that you might need to change either yourself or something in the relationship
- Say thank you
- See a therapist
- Don't put all your relationship eggs in one basket
- You decide! What else could go on your list?
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