Lesson 4: Optimize Your Relationships

      A relationship exists when the existence, genes, and behaviors of one person "significantly" affects another person. Relationships can be temporary or ongoing, superficial or intimate, platonic or sexual, chosen or forced, reciprocal or not, harmonious or not, and nourishing or toxic.  

        Most adults and all kids depend on social relationships to fill key needs - yet few people ever study how to choose and maintain mutually-satisfying roles and relationships. Tragic evidence of this abounds - divorce, domestic violence, run-aways, affairs, litigation, murder, and the thriving counseling and therapy industries.

      From 36 years' clinical research, self-improvement Lesson 4 provides articles and resources designed to raise your' awareness of relationship basics, dynamics, and options with other people and among your dynamic personality subselves.