Relationships develop through our childhood and adolescent years through exposure at home, school, cultural and religious organizations. At home we interact with our parents and siblings, at school with our teachers and peers. We share emotions with each other, communicate feelings and understand boundaries in a given relationship. Positive experiences in a relationship build trust and friendship with others, thus creating our social network. Peer relationships at school contribute a great deal to the development of our ability to make friends and keep them. The social religions and cultural environments that one is exposed to, may sometimes play a role in identifying groups that we tend to drift towards. Several elements come to play in the development of relationships; one major element is the inability to play the appropriate role. Expectation of the way a certain role is played is dependent on ones cultural background. Other elements are ones value system, beliefs, and emotions. People get drawn to each other because of certain similarities between them. But in an intimate relationship dissimilarities also need to be evaluated.
To form a satisfactory relationship and to be able to sustain it, one must acquire the ability to effectively address the dissimilarities. Let us be there to help you.