Relationships, relationships, relationships. I had to get an emphasis on that word, because it is such a hot topic amongst young people. We spend countless hours thinking about relationships, stressing over relationships, talking about relationships and getting into relationships.
Yet the question is, are we really as clued up as we should be when it comes to relationships? Are we getting into relationships for the right reasons and when we do get into a relationship, do we even know what we’re doing? Are our relationships healthy and do we know what is required in a healthy relationship?
There are a whole number of questions that many of us probably don’t know the answer to, but we find ourselves getting into relationships anyway, when we’re not ready or lacking the maturity. This can lead to a number of problems, resulting in us hurting ourselves and others, which then leads on to us carrying a ton of baggage.
This month, we’re going to be talking about relationships, touching on communication and what we think a healthy relationship should entail. This discussion will also have a special focus on women, questioning why women are objectified and pressured into particular behaviours by men, but also why some women portray themselves in a certain way to get male affection and attention.
If you’re 16-25, you won’t want to miss the Young People Insight forum on Tuesday 19th July from 6.30-8.30pm in Project B (1 Bell Hill, Croydon CR0 1FB). Come down and speak your mind, munch on some snacks and meet new people.