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Our relationships are an important integral part of our lives, from casual acquaintances to work colleagues, from shy beginnings in a group assignment to meeting the one who will become your partner, our lives are made up of interactions with other people.
Nurturing relationships bring us joy. Difficult relationships evoke painful feelings. Relating well with people is something that can have a significantly positive effect on our lives.
Read on for ideas about assertiveness, flat sharing, making friends and reducing conflict.
Assertiveness is about being able to say no, having your boundaries and limits respected, getting your needs met and keeping yourself safe.
We are told that New Zealand has one of the highest youth suicide rates in the world. Unfortunately, this may mean that someone close to you (or even you) may have suicidal feelings.
Knowing how to listen is important for any effective communication. Whether in a lecture, tutorial, presentation or conversation on you need to be able to focus on what the person wants to say and what they are asking from you.
Being in a meaningful relationship with someone means an investment in the relationship and in each other, so if your partner decides to leave it can be an extremely difficult time.
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Last updated on Tuesday 16 August 2016