The relationships group provides an opportunity to discuss and learn ways to improve relationships with family, friends, and anyone that group participants interact with. The group focuses on our fundamental desire for validation and connection, and how emotions drive one’s behavior in general and specifically in one’s relationships. Participants learn to identify the feelings that lead them into negative cycles with people in their lives, and how to reverse negative relationship patterns that may have developed. Balancing self and others and vulnerability in relationships are also topics that are discussed. Roleplay is occasionally used to practice effectively expressing one’s general and emotional needs.