• Anne Ward | Mindinsight

HEALTHY AND UNHEALTHY Connections


In my last article (Dec/Jan issue) I wrote about the importance of finding connection and how being connected is one of our most basic human needs. Without connection, we are destined to feel isolated, and our personal growth can stall, similar to a plant being starved of sun or water. Healthy connections are to be found in relationships. However being able to sustain healthy relationships requires skills in understanding ourselves and how we relate to others.

For example, if we are not comfortable in ourselves, we are likely to either avoid relationships or try to control them. The use of control to maintain one’s position in a relationship can result in disrespect and even abuse (physical, verbal, emotional). This occurs in families, workplaces and social settings.<