Why Healthy Relationships Are So Important

Why Healthy Relationships Are So Important

They help you focus on the good things in life.
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Being a part of an organization that raises awareness for domestic violence has helped me reflect on my own relationships. I haven't always had friendships that were making me into a better person. I've had friendships where they would tear me down more than they would build me up. It wasn't until a year into college that I realized this.

College is hard. I'm not going to sugar coat that statement. People always say that it the best four years of your life, but sometimes I have to question this. Although I have made so many good friends, it has been hard to tell what some peoples true intentions are.

Ever since I have surrounded myself with people who share the same values as me, things have gotten so much better. I feel so much more confident in myself and as a result, have been challenging myself. The relationships and friendships that I have built have pushed me to be a better version of myself.

Relationships are supposed to build you up and not tear you down. We have to realize that the other person isn't always going to be able to give 100 percent. Sometimes we have to give more than they do, but that's okay. That's what being a good friend is.

I took me a long time to let go of people who weren't good for me. I try to see the best in everyone, but there comes a point where you have to care about yourself a little more. The friendships that I have right now have taught me that love shouldn't hurt. A healthy relationship is one where you can trust and support one another. I'm so glad that I have found my worth through these friendships.

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Road Trips Are The Best Things To Soothe Your Soul

Sometimes you need to just hop in your car and drive.

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Life can be very hectic and busy at times (as I am sure you all know). Sometimes life can be so crazy that we feel like we don't have time to just enjoy ourselves and the lives we are living. In situations like these, it is important to take a few steps back and take some time for ourselves.

Road trips give us the perfect opportunity to do that. They give us the opportunity to just ride, whether you have a destination or not, and just enjoy time to yourself or with a few good friends. Either one that you choose can be soothing for the soul and relaxing. One of my favorite road trips to take is to drive and find the perfect place to watch the sunset. Sunsets are one of my favorite things and I love when my mom and I or my friends jump in the car to find the best spot to watch.

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