The key to any personal relationship is really listening and caring. Most problems, once we get through our issues, are rooted in misunderstandings or fears. So, we start our focus on personal relationships with compassion.
Robert Wight – The Evolution of Compassion
WEBSITES, NEWSLETTERS, and PERIODICALS
Charter For Compassion. A website founded on the principles of social justice that serves as a forum for a global movement that shares stories, news, and events from people around the world.
TOOLS & APPS
Skills You Need: Personal Skills. Website provides tools for personal development in the areas of stress management, assertiveness, self-confidence, and anger management. In addition there is information pertaining to a healthy lifestyle in terms of both mental and physical health.
ARTICLES and BOOKS
8 Traits of Healthy Relationships. Eight essential elements from personal development expert Jim Rohn that make up the basics of healthy relationships.
Healthy Personal Boundaries and How to Set Them. An essential element in maintain a healthy self-image is maintaining bounderies so others don’t define who we are. Here are five ways to maintain your personal boundaries and some warning signs to look out for.
Conflict Resolution Skills: Building the Skills That Can Turn Conflicts Into Opportunities. Skills for conflict resolution and maintaining your personal and professional relationships.
Egger, Daves. 2001. A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius. Egger’s novel is a memoir of a college-aged student who loses both of his parents in the space of five weeks and thus comes to take care of his eight-year-old brother. The novel tracks their story as they move across the country and connect with their family through their difficulties. The story provides a funny and sincere look into how our relationships both shape and define our lives and our capacity to live.
Payson, Eleanor. 2002. The Wizard of Oz and Other Narcissists: Coping with the One-Way Relationship in Work, Love, and Family. Payson’s book uses metaphors from the Wizard of Oz in order to demonstrate how individuals can deal with narcissistic people who are in their life. She provides tools with how to deal and heal from destructive relationships that can occur in a variety of contexts.
Sherts, Miles. 2014. Conscious Communication: How to Establish Healthy Relationships and Resolve Conflict Peacefully while Maintaining Independence. Sherts’ book provides a framework for creating and maintaining relationships that involve emotional honesty and compassion. Rather than providing a set of rules, the author guides the reader to finding what is true and right for themselves and the relationships in their life.