This are notes from psychology on relationships.

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Relationship Strategies

If you feel good about your personal relationships, then the other factors in your life will benefit as well. Here are some strategies for improving your personal relationships:

Make personal relationships a priority.

-Care for the relationships that you have and be open to new ones.

Invest time.

-Just as you devote time to education, work, and other things in your life, relationships need the same type of attention. By spending time with those special people in your life, it can help relieve everyday stress and strain. When you make time for others, everyone benefits.

Spend time with people you respect and admire.

-Develop relationships with people who you respect and admire. Don't waste time with people who bring you down because life is too short and it will only hurt you in the in.

Work through tensions.

-When negative feelings are left unspoken, many times it can escalate and cause the situation to worsen.

It is best to get to the root of the problem-discuss it, deal with it, and move on.

Refuse to tolerate violence.

-Many people believe that violence will help to solve problems, but the truth is that no level of violence is acceptable. If you find that you are either an aggressor or a victim, do your best to get help.

Show your appreciation.

-Everyday people are taken advantage of and go with out being appreciated, but what many people don't is that positive reinforcement goes along way toward nurturing a relationship. Remember always to thank someone for a service or express you're appreciation with a smile.

If you want a friend, be a friend.

-Treat people the way you would like to be treated. If you treat a friend with the kind of loyalty and support...