I sincerely believe that it is far more beneficial and far less costly to help a child build confidence than it is to fix an adult who has little or none.

Do you have loving relationships?

on May 4, 2014

Women Celebrating BirthdayEvery day we interact with other people, mainly our families, friends and co-workers.   How often do you stop and consider how well these relationships are going?   Are they loving and caring or are they difficult or challenging?

Many people would probably have trouble defining what a good, loving relationship means because they have never been in a good relationship and they wouldn’t know what to expect.  Here are some ways that you can determine if your relationship is loving or not:

  • unconditional love through all the good and bad situations
  • trust for each other, knowing that neither will take advantage or for granted
  • a mutual caring for each other’s mental, physical, emotional and spiritual health
  • acceptance of the other person’s imperfections and weaknesses
  • honesty and openness, able to be transparent and vulnerable
  • able to express feelings without fear of being rejected
  • good communication, able to listen and share
  • appreciation of each other’s qualities and abilities
  • learn and grow together
  • share interests and spend time together
  • being sensitive to each other’s needs
  • challenge each other
  • show respect for each other

Do you have loving relationships?  If you are not treating others with love and respect, try to change the way you treat people.  When you show love and kindness to others, it makes you a nicer person and people will want to be in a relationship with you.  If you are not being treated with love and respect, you have to determine if the other person(s) really needs to be in your life and make any necessary changes.  Treating another person with kindness is important but if they are not treating you back with respect, then you probably need to distance yourself from them.  Remember that you are valuable.  Always treat yourself with love and kindness and don’t allow anyone else to treat you any differently.


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