Relationships— we want them, seek them, avoid them, and struggle with them.
Experiencing difficulties in relationships is a common problem shared by many. When they are difficult, our lives can feel turned upside down When they are good we treasure them.
It is a natural human need to connect with others, to experience affectionate closeness. Patterns of relating are learned early in our families. When we are loved, respected and cared for we learn to trust in relationships. Conversely, when our early caregivers were neglectful, rejecting, or harmful we learned to be very cautious, even fearful of connecting to others. These models stay with us and influence later ways of relating as well as choices of partners and associates.
At STAR you have the opportunity to explore the patterns and quality of your relationships, including the internal relationship you have with yourself.