Sharing Good News Strengthens Relationships | Dalai Lama Centre
Despite the challenge and chaos of living through an ongoing pandemic, there are moments of goodness in our lives. Sharing good news with our partners, friends, close colleagues, and children is one way to strengthen these vital relationships.
According to research by Dr. Shelley Gable, the key to turning these small moments of goodness into relationship-strengthening gems lies in how we talk about them: frequently, actively, constructively, and responsively. Doing so is directly linked with greater commitment, satisfaction, intimacy, and trust in close relationships. Active Constructive Responding is a powerful practice for amplifying the benefits of positive events in our lives. At its core, Active Constructive Responding is about seeking out positive events and sharing them with others.
Heart-Mind Online Resources explores the art of Active Constructive Responding and offers two activities for practicing this skill: for adults, a "Share Your Highlights Reel", and for children, "Be Good News Detectives". Learn more