Our relationships with others, especially those closest to us, are key to our sense of wellness and contentment.
Belonging to a family or close group of friends is a great gift, but it can also be an obligation.
Dealing with difficult members, navigating complex relationship dynamics, peer pressure and in the case of families, caring for elderly or sick parents and raising children, can get overwhelming at times.
The way to not only survive these challenges but to thrive in them is by first recognising the importance of living a balanced and fulfilled life, setting appropriate boundaries and shifting perspective.
No matter what your relationship status or whether you have children or not, learning how to effectively navigate these connections is key to feeling empowered, joyful and free.