“The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.” – Carl Jung (1875 – 1961)
People are inherently social creatures. We do not exist in isolation. As John Donne wrote, “No man is an island.” Other people help us celebrate our greatest joys, and soothe our greatest sorrows. Our family, our friends, our colleagues and classmates, and even our everyday acquaintances are part of the circle of our social lives. Just as with our physical and emotional health, having healthy relationships can play an important part in maintaining our wellness.
Perhaps you’re exploring what it means to be in a relationship, or you’re questioning whether the relationship that you’re in is the best place for you to be. Consider checking out this site for perspective about what we deserve from our partners — including LGBTQ, setting boundaries, and conflict resolution: Love is Respect