Strained Relationships

“What a puzzle, human relations! These days, I seem to have problems with everyone; I feel people are constantly walking all over me. My ex-wife, my daughter, my neighbour, and when I try to talk to them, all I get is a load of abuse… We definitely don’t see eye to eye. Sometimes, I’d like to cut off all contact with them, my life would be so much easier. But I know I should rather seek help and try to understand things more clearly…”
Samuel, 64 years old

Living with other people: a human challenge

It’s not always easy to live in harmony with others. A myriad of factors influence daily human relations and communication:
• the personality of individuals
• each person’s strengths and limitations
• circumstances of life
• expectations toward other people
• harm from childhood and later in life
• anxiety about the future
• work-related stress

Learning to live with others is a lifelong endeavour. Human relations are in constant evolution.

Regain control on your life

In order to see things more clearly in strained relations, it’s always best to talk about a situation and not curl up in isolation.

Tel-Aide’s active-listening line, available 24 hours and 7 days a week, offers a listening ear, in total anonymity and confidentiality.

Afterward, it’s always recommended to seek help from one of many specialized resources in Montreal and the surrounding area.

Strained relations with others?

See the help resources available