Communication is key to maintaining healthy relationships. The next few days we will look at three skills to improve communication and increase positive relationships. All skills come from Dialectical Behavior Therapy, an approach that helps equip you with coping strategies to manage emotional crises, balance high and low mood leading to emotional dysregulation and interpersonal problems.
Today will look at how to keep and maintain healthy relationships. Do you find yourself having difficulty keeping friendships or have arguments often with friends that leads to losing those friendships? We are all human beings at the end of the day and no matter the culture we come from, one human condition is a desire for connection and to be understood. Let’s take a look at the acronym GIVE: