From infancy to old age, relationships are fundamentally important to our existence. Who we are, how we grow and how we achieve things is strongly related to the many different relationships we experience throughout our lives.
Human relationships are complex but healthy ones should ideally be mutual ones. A happy balance of give and take, where each person’s needs are mostly being met, is a good guide to how healthy your relationships are.
Understanding relationships means understanding the “relational needs” of everyone involved. In order for these needs to be met, we need meaningful connections with others who are in tune with us and who are sensitive and responsive to our relational needs.