Positive Relationships

Having positive friendships and connections can build resilience. Life is rewarding when paths are taken with great friends. Positive friendships should be reciprocal and never one-sided. They should be supportive, compassionate, and caring. Genuine acceptance is a significant part of strong friendships and connections, which help us to bounce forward.


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People who maintain strong relationships:

  • Usually have higher self-esteem
  • Are happier
  • Support and nurture a more meaningful life
  • Use fewer alcohol and drugs
  • Are less susceptible to self harm
  • Are usually healthier
  • Are often less depressed