Emotional Support Exercise

Please start this exercise by watching this 2 minute video.

Research suggests that connections with close others and interactions with these ties likely promote (or sometimes detract from) health through shaping daily behavior choices.
Our friendships are among the most valuable relationships we have and is crucial in helping us maintain our mental health.
Do you believe the following items are important in emotional support?

Accepting friends just as they are is necessary:    Yes    No
>Friends keep coming around even when it seems you don’t want to see them:    Yes    No
They tell you the truth and don't "sugar coat" issues:    Yes    No
They listen even if you say the same thing a "million times":    Yes    No
Questions are asked by friends because they truly want to know what is going on in your life and are ready to help as needed:    Yes    No
Friends will not judge us or criticize us even when we make unhealthy decisions:    Yes    No
Friends will ask us critical questions to get us thinking differently:    Yes    No
They know when to “push” us and when not to “push” us:    Yes    No
They will both celebrate our victories and mourn our losses with us:    Yes    No

Engaging Developmental Paths

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