I was recently checking out of a hotel and talking to the gentleman working at the front desk. He is living in Albuquerque but was originally from Hawaii. No offense to Albuquerque … but I asked him why he didn’t move back? He just graduated from college and now had the freedom to move anywhere. His answer was simple, his brother was in Albuquerque and he was staying because of him.
But he didn’t stop there. “What makes a place special is the people. You can live in a tropical paradise, but if no one likes you, it’s not paradise.”
Relationships can make our lives peaceful, joyful, fulfilled… and they can also make us miserable.
Every relationship in our life affects us: friendships, co-workers, employers, neighbors, siblings, parents, children, boyfriends and girlfriends, spouses. Each one has its unique dynamics and challenges. Yet underlying each relationship are similar issues: expectations, boundaries, conflict resolution, and communication. They also all share the same fate– they will all eventually end. No one likes to talk about death and dying, but it is a part of every relationship.
Whatever types of relationships you have in your life, this series is designed to help you discover some practical relational principles and tools.