Quality of your relationships

“The quality of your relationships determines the quality of your life.” Every time we enter a new season, I like to take stock of my life. I think about what’s working, what’s not working, what I want more of. The thing I value most is relationships. So when I heard Esther Perel say this line on an episode of Design Matters with Debbie Millman , it got me thinking. I wondered what are some small, actionable things I can do this autumn to improve the quality of my relationships. I’m proud of my relationships, but also humbled by the difficulty of maintaining them during this season of life with small kids and full days. I was thinking that I could make a goal to call or text one friend every day, to check in, share something, or make plans. What do you like to do to improve the quality of your relationships?

The quality of your relationships determines the quality of your life

Published by Emily P.G. Erickson

Emily P.G. Erickson is a writer with a master's degree in psychology. She crafts helpful, science-backed pieces that come straight from the heart. Her writing about mental health, mindfulness, and motherhood has appeared in The New York Times, Elemental, Forge, and more.

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