The questions below will help you identify the strengths and weaknesses in your present network:
Name 3 people you call when your down and need encouragement:
Do these people usually make you feel better? Y or N
Who energises you?
Who do you have fun with?
Name 2 people you can call in a crisis:
Would you give them your house key? Y or N
Who would you like to travel with?
Is there someone you can discuss spiritual ideal and concerns with? Who?
Stay away from people who make you feel trapped, crazy, invisible or depressed. Don’t be afraid to ask for help or friendship and keep in touch if you meet someone you like, as well as your neighbors.
A key to having people support you, is being a good supporter to others first.