For Healthier Relationships: 15 Affirmations

Humans are relational beings, and most of us would like our relationships with others to be deeper, richer, more easeful, and healthy.

These affirmations are good reminders of the steps we can take–the qualities we can embody–in order to being our relationships into the best possible balance and health. Read them here:

1. I am loving and kind toward myself and others.

2. I am cooperative.

3. I give and receive the support that is needed.

4. I am fully honest with myself and others.

5. I am independent.

6. I respect the choices of others.

7. I listen with an open heart.

8. I say “no” when I need to.

9. I ask for support when I need it.

10. I am sensitive and respectful of others.

11. I am clear and express my truth in a timely manner.

12. I respond to conflict gracefully, truthfully, and easily.

13. I remember that conflict is an opportunity to learn; I welcome reconciliation.

14. I am enriched by differences.

15. I am ethical.

Adapted from Meditations on Everything Under the Sun, by Margo Adair (New Society Publishers, 2001). Copyright (c) 2001 by Margo Adair. Reprinted by permission of New Society Publishers.
Adapted from Meditations on Everything Under the Sun, by Margo Adair (New Society Publishers, 2001).

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33 comments

Cecilia Durham
Past Member 6 months ago

nice share

Laura Saxon
Past Member 2 years ago

Thanks for sharing.

Monica May
Monica May2 years ago

thanks for these

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Ana R2 years ago

Great reminder:)

Olayinka Durojaiye

Thank you

Tim C.
Tim C.2 years ago

thanks

Loo Samantha
Loo sam3 years ago

noted

Fiona T.
Fi T.3 years ago

We do need to learn in a relationship since people involved are different individuals

Patricia H.
Patricia H.3 years ago

great reminder

Val M.
Val M.3 years ago

Thanks