02/26/2020 | News release | Distributed by Public on 02/26/2020 18:21
By: EASE Staff
Humans have an innate desire to connect, build relationships, and be close to other people. As we form these relationships, it's crucial to understand each other's needs and expectations as it's fundamental to healthy relationships. Relationships can be defined in different ways (e.g., romantic, work, familial, friendships) but in order for relationships to be healthy, they should embody open, honest and safe communication.
One of the most important ingredients for a healthy relationship is open and honest communication. It's not possible for someone to read your mind, so don't try to read theirs. Instead ask honest questions and provide honest answers. Create an environment where you feel safe and comfortable in expressing your thoughts and feelings.
Boundaries are essential to any relationship. By setting boundaries, you can have a deeper understanding about your relationships and a stronger sense of self. They allow us to separate who we are, and what we think and feel, from the thoughts and feelings of others. Signs of healthy boundaries include:
BOOST YOUR RELATIONSHIPS
Celebrate love this month within all your relationships. Your relationships can always use a boost. Engage in healthy behaviors that are fun and enjoyable. Reflect on great times in your relationships (e.g., parents, siblings, friends, family members, children). Go out and enjoy quality time with those you love and care about most. Connect with others and connect with yourself!
EASE has counselors if you want to talk: (800) 882-1341
NOTE: The EASE office has relocated to the Education Center East (ECE) building. The new office address is: 9525 Imperial Highway, Suite 800, Downey CA.