The more healthy traits in a relationship, the more rewarding it will feel. Nurture the healthiest of your relationships, in order to create a robust support system.
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Who can this relationship worksheet help, and how?
This worksheet is good for people who have experienced:
- Relationship struggles
- Communication issues
- Boundary issues
- Social anxiety
- Pushing people away
This worksheet guides you to solidify the healthy romantic, platonic, and family relationships in your life. Healthy relationships should have some of the following qualities:
- Shared interests
- Sense of humor
- Ability to be vulnerable
- Acceptance for who you are
- Listening skills
- Planning skills
- Supportive attitude toward interests not shared
- Respect for privacy
- Openness to growth and change
- Reciprocal learning and teaching
- Interest in your other friends and family
- Willingness to admit flaws
- Understanding that your needs may be different
- Ability to forgive
- Mutual authenticity
Note that no relationship is a holy grail. Some people are better companions for certain activities than others. Play to your various relationships’ strengths, so that you don’t feel let down by unrealistic expectations of perfection.
“Regardless of what happens to you, you can always choose: how you spend your time, what you pay attention to, where you direct your energy, who you choose to associate with.” – Mark Manson
“Personally and professionally, relationships are at the center of who we are. Whether they are with a parent, spouse, or child, or your boss, team, co-worker, or business partner, your most important relationships are worth the time and care you put into them.” – Lolly Daskal
“Everyone wants to be happy. Few prioritize relationships & their mental health…If you want something important, make it a priority.” – Brian Feroldi
“People are more important than things. Invest your energy into people. Do the hard work it takes to cultivate healthy relationships. Who needs your time today? In what ways can you prioritize people over tasks?” – Brandon Clapp
“When you wake up in the morning you choose how you want to spend your day and the energy you want to put out into that day… today choose love and then make it a habit.” – Edwin Honoret
“When you’re feeling insecure, you typically don’t notice the hundreds of people around you who accept you just the way you are. All you notice are the few who don’t. Don’t ever forget your worth. Spend time with those who value you. No matter how good you are to people, there will always be negative minds out there who criticize you. Smile, ignore them, and carry on. You might feel unwanted and unworthy to one person, but you are priceless to another.” – Angel Chernoff
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