Relationships with other people, whether family, friends, lovers or others, are the most essential thing in our lives after food, drink, shelter and warmth and can be the happiest moments that we ever experience. But also, sadly, what we may want from relationships is not always what we get. We have to learn how to be friends and have friends and how to be close and have relationships - by experiencing them. These can be both totally and absolutely the greatest things that we ever experience in our lives but also the most traumatic and emotionally painful as well. It is just as well that, when we set out in life, we don't know all that is going to happen to us, all the friends that we will make and lose, all the relationships that we will have and break up on.