As adults, how easy is it to maintain good friendships and meaningful, positive relationships? Psychologists tell us that as members of the human race, we have a need to feel closely connected to others; it is part of human behaviour to desire caring and affectionate bonds from close relationships.

What we don’t get is a manual to go alongside every relationship in which we are involved. Whether the relationship is with our partner, family member, colleague or close friend, all relationships need to be worked at. In these question cards we explore some of the complexities that make up our relationships.