With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, it is a good time to encourage your Tigers to reflect on the many relationships in their lives. Students create relationships with classmates, friends, roommates, significant others, etc. Here are some tips to help your student maintain healthy relationships all year long.
- R-E-S-P-E-C-T. Show respect to others through actively listening to their wishes and feelings. As your feelings deserve respect, so do the feelings of others in your life. Mutual respect is essential for maintaining strong and healthy relationships.
- Talk About It. If there is something bothering you, talk about it! Encourage others to talk about the things that bother them as well. Remain cool, calm, and collected as you share your thoughts and listen to other’s thoughts.
- Compromise. Disagreements are natural and should be expected in the course of a relationship. It is important to solve disagreements rationally and mutually. Compromise is rooted in a mutual agreement.
- Support One Another. Encourage and support your partner, friend, or roommate when they need it. And don’t be afraid to ask for support in return when you need it! Focus on building each other up and being there for each other.
Take this Valentine’s Day to celebrate all of the great relationships in your life! Continue to create healthy relationships and connections across campus and always be respectful.
If you would like more information about healthy relationships, visit http://www.loveisrespect.org/.