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We are all blessed with various kinds of relationships in our lives and it is these relationships that make us who we are. Our relationships impact us majorly and if managed well; they can be a source of great support and happiness to our lives. So it is only fair that we put some thought in maintaining them. Read on as we get Consultant Psychiatrists and Consultant Psychotherapists – Dr......
We are all blessed with various kinds of relationships in our lives and it is these relationships that make us who we are. Our relationships impact us majorly and if managed well; they can be a source of great support and happiness to our lives. So it is only fair that we put some thought in maintaining them.
Read on as we get Consultant Psychiatrists and Consultant Psychotherapists – Dr. Avinash De Sousa and Teentalk’s very own Kshitija Sawant to tell us all about our relationships and their management...
In a student-teacher relationship there is always a battle that goes on. There are some teachers who are loving and kind and there are some teachers who do not understand you. Well, the same can be said about student’s as well.
It is therefore important in a student-teacher relationship that you constantly talk to each other. “Students must reach out to their teachers and vice-versa. It is only when we talk that we will be able to share and probably understand each other’s perspectives. It is important that you understand each other better so you grow academically”, Dr. De Sousa said.
Parent child relationship
When it comes to the parent-child relationship Dr. De Sousa shares his experience; “Many times my teenage clients come and tell me. ‘My parents don’t understand me.’ Well, it’s not that parents don’t understand children it’s just that they think differently.
There is an obvious generation gap. Every time I have got the child and the parent to sit on the same table and speak to each other; we have always managed to reach a level of understanding where both parties have been happy.
It is important therefore, parents and kids talk to each other. Talk about what you like and what you dislike in each other and discuss what can be done to enhance your relationship. He says.”
In a romantic relationship with your special someone, it is important that trust is cultivated. It is also important that you give each other space. You shouldn’t get so attached to one another that the rest of your life means nothing to you.
It is important that you grow while in love and it doesn’t take a toll on the rest of your life. While you are in love, it is important to understand that you are two separate individuals, new in this relationship and that you two will take time to understand each other. Give yourselves time and healthy space; and I am sure your love will blossom into something wonderful and concrete.
As we grow older the nature of our friendships change. Some friendships grow deeper; some fall apart while some friendships live on, even when priorities change. According to our in-house Psychotherapist, Kshitija Sawant, “As we enter our teens, working towards our goals takes priority due to which sometimes we may have to relocate to a new town, city, school or college in order to achieve that goal. This means adapting to new circumstances, being open to new interactions and even making new friends.”
However as we grow, peer pressure starts playing a major role in our friendships. If someone is vulnerable to peer pressure it can ruin friendships. No matter what the nature of your relationship, it is important to stand your own ground.
It is important to remember that you have the right to stand up for what you believe in.. You have the freedom to say no. If you are in a friendship where you are scared to be yourself, then it is an unstable friendship.
True friends respect each other’s decisions and choices without adding any pressure to change!
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