LiveWELL – Tips to build connections that promote wellbeing

A healthy connection that promotes wellbeing makes you feel good about yourself, feel safe and seen. The key to establishing any healthy external relationship is to first build a healthy internal relationship with yourself. When you do this you create an expectation for how you allow others to treat you.

The National Institute of Health recommends the following tips to build a healthy relationship:

·     Share your feelings honestly

·     Ask for what you need from others

·     Listen to others without judgment or blame

·     Be caring and empathetic

·     Disagree with others respectfully and avoid personal attacks

·     Avoid being overly critical, angry outbursts, and violent behavior

·     Expect others to treat you with respect and honesty in return

Information derived from The National Institute of Health