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Tips about Relationships and Tough Times

  • Be yourself: you don’t need to pretend to be someone you’re not.
  • Believe in yourself: you are a good person.
  • Do things with groups of people: mixing with other people can be fun. Join a sports groups or youth group etc.
  • Hang out where other people are: it’s easier to meet new friends when you’re doing similar things.
  • Look after the relationships you already have: it’s great to meet new friends but it’s worth making an effort with people you already know.
  • Don’t take the people closest to you, including family for granted.
  • Keep yourself safe: if it doesn’t feel right, don’t do it.
  • If things get out of control at a party, we will always arrange to get you home safely.
Tough Times

When life gets tough, remember that:

  • What happens to you matters: your life is important.
  • Things will get better, even if it doesn’t feel that way right now. Give yourself time
  • You don’t have to go through hard times alone. There are people willing to support you if you let them.
  • Everyone makes mistakes and can learn from them
  • Treating yourself well can help you manage everything better. Look after yourself.

Find things to do, try something new….

Is it possible for guys and girls to be just friends? “Sure it is”.  Sometimes the relationship might go on to be a “romance” or it may just stay a friendship.

The Sophie Elliot Foundation– Loves me not programme –  is a must read website about abusive relationships. The aims of the Sophie Elliot Foundation are to prevent violence against women by raising awareness about the signs of abuse in dating relationships.

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"Tough times don't last, tough people do."