Failed relationships are one of the biggest causes of stress and unhappiness in life.
Working on successful relationships, whether they are with our children, parents, friends or partners, is one of the most important life skills we can learn.
If we cannot maintain lasting relationships, we will always struggle to be happy.
If we know why relationships are liable to break down we can avoid the pain involved.
It is ironic that we can easily become jealous of our closest friends. Jealousy often occurs when there is a feeling of separation and competition.
We need to learn to be happy at the success of others; it only when we can feel a sense of oneness with others achievements that jealousy will remain far away.
Also, we need to trust our partner – a suspicious mind is very poisonous. It is better to be trusting rather always suspecting infidelity or disloyalty.
Others will be rightly discomforted if we mistrust them. If our partner lets us down, it is not our fault. But, if we suspect, because of our own insecurity, we are bound to create serious problems in our own relationships.
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