As we grow up, we continuously build new social networks with others, for examples classmates, friends, colleagues, spouses and spouses’ family members etc. With the passing of time, we would come to treasure all our relationships even more. However, because of different personalities and ways of interacting with people, it is absolutely not easy for one to get along with others harmoniously in real life. Therefore, it will be very hard to maintain those relationships without forgiveness and understanding.
Basically, a senior’s character is an extension from their junior self. Nevertheless, with the increase in age, having experienced all the emotions that life has to offer, one's personality might change due to all kinds of life experiences. Some people have learnt to control their temper properly and become more easy-going. Alternatively, one may have been opinionated in the past, but because their views had been constantly met with criticisms, they have gradually become quieter and even silent. They would communicate less with others in their old age.
Attitudes on getting along with others and ways of managing things would also affect our relationships with others. Good or bad interpersonal relationships would greatly affect our emotional wellbeing. Bad interpersonal relationships would adversely affect psychological health, and cause unhappiness in our lives. Possessing good interpersonal relationships could make people delighted, and live with satisfactions and ‘love’.
This page provides some crucial tips for Fostering Interpersonal Relationships
. It could facilitate the “Green Age” population to establish good interpersonal relationships effectively in the following social circles.
Couples are usually busy with work in their able years, so they would not have much time to get together every day. By contrast, couples get along with each other day and night after retirement, so tensions and arguments could arise easily. Some habits of the other would not have been noticed before, but now they could be seen clearly. If there is less acceptance or compromise, contradictions would begin to surface.
For the “Green-aged” readers who need to bear the responsibility of taking care of their parents’ daily lives, please refer to Important Tips For Carers
in order to learn how to take care of old parents.
Would ‘having nodding friends over the world, but few blossom friends’ be the voices of many “Green-aged” people? From study to work in the society and even retirement, we would meet many people from different walks of life every day. Many of them are just acquaintances, but few of them could become close friends. Apart from ‘having various synergy between different people’, it would depend on interpersonal skills and the ability to maintain personal relationships.
Interactions and communications directly determine the good or bad of our interpersonal relationships. Interactions and communications work both-ways. We should open ourselves first, and take the first step forward. Keep in touch with each other often, maintain connections with the society, and do not isolate or hide ourselves. Live together with love, it will then naturally foster pleasant and permanent interpersonal relationships.