Counselling and career development

Manage relationships

Often we find ourselves with challenges relating to our relationships with others. Examples of these relationships include parent and child, supervisor and employee, student and lecturer or husband and wife. When challenges arise in our relationships with others, we normally would call it a “conflict situation”. These situations lead to emotional discomfort and impact on our relationships with others.


  1. Learn more about maintaining effective relationships with others.
  2. Use this conversation sheet to reflect on what happened and then have a further conversation with a counsellor.

Need to talk to someone?

Learn more about the support services offered by the Unisa Directorate for Counselling and Career Development and how to contact a counsellor to have a conversation.

Last modified: 2019/02/27