They need to be clear on the healthy and unhealthy components of their relationships.
As I trudged along, I found myself making a mental list of all the tasks I needed to get done that weekend: Tackle my remaining work emails.
Prioritizing is not about choosing the correct order of tasks from an insanely long to-do list.
In that moment, I saw my ideas about prioritizing for what they were: distorted, unhealthy, and damaging.
"The ABCs of Healthy Relationships" includes skill-building activities and value clarification exercises to help you develop healthy relationships.
Therapists talk a lot about boundaries, but we're not always clear what we mean by "boundaries", why they are important to an individual's mental health, or why they are important for healthy relationships. Boundaries are physical, emotional, sexual and mental limits we set in relationships that protect us from being controlled, manipulated, abused or exploited.
It's about sacrificing important tasks to ensure that the most important tasks get the best of my time and energy.
Real prioritizing is about choosing what must get done, what can wait, and what actually needs to be scrapped altogether.
Relationships can play a major role in our lives, especially during the teen years. Sometimes we associate with people who may not have our best interests in mind.
It's vital that you learn to recognize a healthy relationship from a harmful one.