Relationship Requirements (from the heart and the head)

Your most important relationship is the one you have with yourself. 

You have to be good to yourself before you can be good to (or good for) anyone else.  This requires two things:

 

Love Yourself: Your first task is to learn to understand, accept, and value yourself for who you are—what you can change and what you can’t, what you want to be and what you don’t.

Protect Yourself: Your next task is to develop the knowledge, skills, and motivation to take good care of your health, your safety, and your future.

What does a good relationship look like?

We form relationships with other people when we “get” them—when we understand, accept, and value someone for who they are.  In a good relationship, we want to protect and take care of each other.  In a good relationship, someone is good FOR you, not just nice TO you. 

 

   understand, accept and value each other                

                                                           

protect and take good care of each other      

 

In a good relationship...

Your grades go UP, not down

You feel just as close to your friends and family, even if you don't spend as much time with them

You feel proud of each other's achievements, not jealous or resentful

You feel better about who you already are

It's not just about how you feel, but what you do.