We need and deserve supportive relationships. Often people come to counseling because they feel lonely and dismissed from family and friends. Relationships get damaged or broken by hurtful words, actions or sometimes by presumptions about the meaning of words or actions. To build supportive relationships one needs to adhere to the following six healthy aspects. Therapy is a source of in depth discussions of needs and desires and ways to cultivate each of these skills.
- Feel relaxed in each other’s company.
- Build confidence in each other’s strengths and needs.
- Care what the other needs.
- Be credible, honest, loyal.
- Be noticed for individual likes and dislikes.
- Enjoy fun together.
These basic components of supportive relationships can bring relief from anxiety and depression. Take steps today to define your supportive relationships.