10 Ways to Improve Your Relationships

Growing up during your teenage years its important to form relationships and make new friends. These friendships can turn into long lasting relationships. Making new friends is important in your younger years and it’s not difficult if you follow these simple rules.

1. Be Yourself!

This is first on the list for a reason, it’s the most important. It is crucial to accept yourself, for who you are! Don’t try to be someone you’re not! We encourage individuality rather than conformity. Be your own person! Discover what you like and dislike and stay true to who you are! Hold your head up high, smile and let people see your good qualities!

2. Seek-out People Who Share Your Goals

Figure out your priorities and morals and try to find others that share similar interest, goals and beliefs. For example, if you don’t want to use drugs, then don’t hang out with those who do! Instead, if you were to have an interest in radio control cars, seek out people who share the same goal and interest. It’s a lot more fun to surround yourself around like minded people.

3. Respect Everyone for who they are

Acceptance goes both ways – you’re not alone when you feel isolated. Make someone else feel accepted and maybe the gesture will be returned. Remember there is good in all of us and bad in all of us. Which will you choose to see?

4. Get involved in a sport or club

Many kids don’t feel like they fit in, but they don’t try to get involved either. See what is available for clubs or activities at your school Don’t pick things because what’s popular. Pick what interests you! If you can’t find things at school look for interesting opportunities outside of school, where you can meet people who share similar interests.

5. Be Cooperative

Make a suggestion if there is a problem. Give an alternative if there is a disagreement. Be helpful and do your share!

6. Be sociable

Start a conversation with other people about things you have in common. Listen when other people are talking. Use eye contact. Don’t interrupt. Don’t wait for someone to talk to you first.

7. Be Supportive

Say something nice when another person does well. Try smiling, and offer some help or suggestions.

8. Practice Sportsmanship

Congratulate winners; compliment other players’ skills. Shake hands at the end of the game – say, “It was a good game.” Say something nice about the game. Say something funny about yourself. No one likes a poor sport!

9. Learn to keep your cool!

Grin, make a joke, keep your voice calm and quiet, walk away. No one likes a hot head!

10. Be Aware of Your Behaviors Towards Others

Try To:

– Be a good listener, show respect, be trustworthy, have a sense of humor, cooperate & share.
– Be reliable, honest, loyal, helpful, supportive & kind. Always defend your friends,

Don’t:

– Interrupt people when they’re talking, or be aggressive, mean, disruptive, bossy, or domineering.
– Be withdrawn, non-responsive, or have no opinion.
– Put down or insult others, betray confidences.
– Talk behind your friend’s or classmates backs.

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8 Comments

  • Joe says:

    Here’s another important one – dump anyone who holds you back or drags you down with negative influences.

  • It’s like what Stephen Covey says in “7 habits”. See relationships as a bank balance and always be adding more value to the other person.

  • Thanks for posting this. Very nice recap of some of the key points in my talk. I hope you and your readers find it useful! Thanks again

  • WiseMrLove says:

    I believe that forgiveness is another key ingredient to improving your relationships, there will undoubtedly be conflicts and areas of differences from time to time, and you cant destroy every relationship or friendship everytime someone offends you, you simply wont have anybody around you by doing that. So forgiveness is key to maintaining relationships, dont hold on to issues and dont take offence at everything. If someone offensd you tell them in a sensitive way and work out the issue with them so you can both move on and maintain the relationship

  • Mark says:

    Great article! Being yourself can become tricky when we are constantly trying to grow as people. We forget who we really are sometimes. Its important to seperate growth and improvement from the essential part of our personality that will always be us! Be yourself, love other people and if people still don’t like you then move on. People respect someone who has the guts to be different.

  • Tommy says:

    Being sociable is an underrated point. Whenever I went out I would always be the person standing on the wall by themselves. Friends and co workers used to ask me why aren’t I participating in any of the conversations. I always felt that I had nothing of value to add and I just didn’t think I was interesting enough. I was later introduced to “positive thinking”, by a friend and from there it changed my life completely. I’m still not the most interesting person in the world, but I’m no longer afraid to contribute and participate in conversations. Good post

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  • Rickshawjam says:

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  • Angelique says:

    Usually how you treat other people is a reflection of your own self-worth. To develop loving relationships, one must first develop a loving relationship with oneself. Do you really love who YOU are?

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