The Challenge of Friendships

Hello everyone.  The relationships we have can do a lot to either add to or take away from the quality of our lives.  When are relationships are in a good space, we may feel more confident and able to handle our day-to-day lives.  When our relationships are feeling very difficult and challenging, this seems to color everything that we do.  As a result, it is important for us to take time periodically to really look at our relationships, in particular our friendships to see whether or not it may be time to make a change.

In 5 Warning Signs of a Friendship in Trouble, Andrea Bonior, PhD shares some signs that may indicate your friendships have become unhealthy.  Bonior has this to say about friendships:

“… any friendship, at its core, is two people’s connection at a moment—or string of moments—in time. (Modern science has not yet figured out a way to have two people exist simultaneously in different time periods.) So it’s unrealistic to expect that a person you were close to at one point in your life will also be the person you want by your side at every subsequent stage. It’s also important to remember that if you have a wonderful relationship that eventually becomes less wonderful, the ending of the friendship does not negate the positive experiences that came before it.”

You can read the full article here.

If you have been struggling with your friendships, I hope that this article gives you some tools and insights to help know how to best move forward.  I encourage you to choose your health.

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