Peer/Social Relationships

8 Relationships Tips

1.   Put the Other Person First.

      Connect and build trust. Commit time on your agenda to sharing with them.

       Share information that would benefit the other person’s life.

       Self centeredness serves only one person in a relationship, and leads to

       isolation of the parties involved from each other.

2.   Reach Out and Connect.

      If building a relationship is your first priority, dedicate one-on-one 

      time, exploring what is important to the other person.Practice behaviors

      that are conducive to connecting and sharing  rather than isolating.

3.    Be More Curious.

       Show interest in others. Share your interests and history.Don’t be a


4.     Uncover Shared Values and Interests.

        Look for the clues they’re everywhere.  Observe what they read, movies

        they like, magazines they read, favorite cuisine,photos, style of clothing 

        favorite past times, hobbies and so on. Ask about what you observe with

        discretion. Become their ‘student’ within reason.

5.     Be more Open and Vulnerable. Discuss What you do  and don’t

         do well.

          Vulnerability shows honesty and builds trust.

6.      Ask Questions that Build Trust.

     e.g   I Was born in_____. Are you originally from here?

     e.g    My spouse is a ____and your husband/wife?

     e.g   My son/daughter is_____and is a _____. How about yours?

     e.g.  What community interests do you or your spouse have?

    e.g    I’ve been with _____org/temple/church  for_____years. And you?

7.   Listen. Really Listen. 

        Talk only about 40% of the time

        This practice prevents you from asking overly personal

        questions.The protocol of discretion and respect for privacy is to be 

        observed at  all times.

        Discretion ,Respect and Patience, lead to Trust and ease of the other

         person in your presence.

        This prompts revelation of personal and sometimes  intimate details  in a

        short time , wthout  any prompting by you. 

        By listening,observing  and asking only relevant questions you are

        able to relate and connect, based on facts and information revealed 

        through your inspiring the other person to be similarly


8.    Stay Connected.

         Show you care. Take time to process what they are saying. Embellish

         their response  by sharing  your thoughts and experiences.


Lynette Laveau Saxe

Success Coach

Host/Producer of Callalloo Express Radio Show on’ Relationships’

Every Monday  12:00pm – 2:00pm

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One thought on “Peer/Social Relationships

  1. Very Nice Idea!….I will have to send some people I know to this site for a thorough work out on their relationship issues.
    Good Luck on your Journey


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