Relationships are like a bond or a connection between different people. Having a relationship with someone doesn’t always mean you’re a couple: all relationships are different. There are relationships between lovers, between friends and between family members, for example. Some relationships make you feel good, while others may make you feel bad.
Are you into someone but don’t know how to talk to them? Are you having a hard time at home? Did you say something you regret in a fight with a friend? Were you dumped, or do you want to break up with someone? Do you struggle with jealousy? Or maybe you just want to talk about your relationships? Relationships are a big part of our lives and one of the most common topics we chat about. We’re used to talking about relationships, family, friendship and love. Drop by and chat with us anonymously – we’re here for you.
Being in love can be amazing! Love can make you feel all kinds of things in your body: butterflies, warmth, a sense of calm or joy. Maybe it’s hard to focus because all you can think about is that special person. But you can also feel nervous or sad. Especially if you don’t know whether they feel the same way. When you’re around the person you’re in love with, you can feel both super nervous and on top of the world. Not being able to talk about it can be hard.
It’s hard to know why we fall for some people but not others. Maybe it’s someone’s voice or scent, what they’re like or the things they talk about. Pretty often, we’re surprised ourselves by who we fall in love with! Sometimes you think you know exactly what kind of people you like, only to fall in love with someone completely different. Or you think you should like people of a certain gender, but then fall head over heels for someone of another gender. It’s very normal to feel confused by your own feelings. It’s impossible to control who you fall in love with – but you’re the only one who gets to decide who you want to be in love with.
People don’t always feel or think the same thing. This can lead to misunderstandings or fights. There’s rarely just one right or wrong way to look at things, and that is okay – as long as our behaviour doesn’t hurt the other. Misunderstandings and fights can suck, especially in relationships with people you care about. It can be hard to understand or accept someone else’s feelings. Especially when you’re feeling sad, angry or afraid. Talking to someone can make it easier to understand both how others feel and why you yourself feel the way you feel.