Nurturing Positive Relationships

27 Nov ‘23
2 min

Your relationships with others are essential for your mental well-being. The quality of your relationships with friends, family, your partner, colleagues, and manager are all fundamental pieces of your happiness. The key to it all is connection and feeling heard.


The Meaning of Relationships


From family and friends to romantic partners and colleagues, relationships constitute the most meaning in our lives. Study after study shows that our relationships are our primary source of happiness. 


Positive relationships provide a safe space for authenticity, allowing each person to express their thoughts and feelings openly. In positive relationships, both parties contribute to each other’s growth and well-being, fostering a sense of connection and belonging.


Challenges in relationships you may face

People come to us with questions such as:

  • “I feel my manager doesn’t take me seriously.”
  • “I’m having a tough time trusting my partner, how do I tackle this?”
  • “My parents give me the impression they don’t agree with decisions I make.  I’d love to talk to them about it but I don’t know where to start.”


The Link Between Relationships and Mental Well-Being

In short, our relationships provide emotional support, a sense of belonging, and a source of joy. They act as a buffer against life’s challenges, enhancing mental well-being and overall happiness.


Prioritising positive relationships is vital for nurturing your mental well-being. Healthy relationships can boost self-esteem, reduce stress, and enhance emotional resilience. Conversely, toxic or strained relationships can lead to anxiety, depression, and a diminished sense of self-worth. Learn how to cultivate better relationships here.

Check in with yourself

What effect do relationships have on your well-being?

Find out in our 2-minute check-in.