Little Pickle Press is proud to expand our base of writers to include a Young Writer of the Month. We value the voices of all our readers and writers so we're reaching out to students and young people to hear from them on important topics that impact their world, too.
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3 Tips to Any Healthy Relationship:
- Safety - In a healthy relationship, you have to feel safe. Being in a healthy relationship could be as simple as laughing together and being happy, or as wearisome as giving someone the key to your overall being, and trusting them not to break you. We kids are pros at knowing that we have to be safe even though sometimes we aren't. You can't be healthy unless you're safe.
- Communication - Healthy communication means that you're not suffocating another person. Our world is filled with new technology such as Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. We communicate a lot. That's not even counting how often we see each other at school. I'll admit that there can be too much of a good thing. Yet, constantly demanding attention from our friends can definitely make one wonder about over-communicating. When you over-communicate, your friendships dissipate, and that’s the opposite of nurturing friendships.
- Trust - You have to trust your friends and family. Without trust, there’s no base to a relationship. When your best friend trusts you with their biggest secret - the way that my friend told me - is a big step for them, and for you. They’ve trusted you! If you go behind their backs and tell other people, you are in danger of destroying the relationship. In some situations, there is no way to regain the trust of the person you’ve betrayed, but in others, it’s a trial and error situation. To win back your friend’s trust, you have to work your way up a tall ladder, slowly showing them that they can still trust you.
Healthy relationships aren’t just something you can brush off your back or add to a ‘Maybe Later’ list. They’re something that you absolutely cannot live without.