The experience of feeling connected to, loved by, cared for, and valued by, not only another individual, but also yourself is an important part of your wellbeing. Learning to be less critical and treat yourself with compassion and care allows you to make stronger connections with others. Healthy relationships help create thriving communities where everyone feels valued and respected. Using these resources to build healthy relationships will have great benefits on your overall wellbeing.

Did you know?

89% of MIT students agree that their social relationships are supportive and rewarding


Remember to compliment yourself, as well as others.

Resources to Maintain Healthy Relationships

Other Resources

Community Building Resources – Find MIT ICEO programs and services dedicated to community and equity.

Connect with Others – Explore some student organizations and local community resources available to you.

LBGTQ+ Services – Supports numerous student, employee, and alumnx groups as well as other departments and initiatives on campus aiming to foster equity, intersectionality, and the continuum of social justice. The Rainbow Lounge is open for all students and runs programs throughout the year.

Community & Diversity for Graduate Students – Explore these pages to learn about the broad array of community building resources and programming available to graduate students, and some of the networks that may fit different aspects of your identity.

Spouses and Partners Connect – A dedicated network for the significant others of MIT students, postdocs, staff and faculty who have relocated to the Boston area looking to build a social network, learn a new language, and find support resources.

Language Conversation Exchange Cafe – Learn about languages around the world, practice a language you are learning with native speakers in a friendly environment, and meet new people from all over MIT and the world.

Tips for Having Difficult Conversations With Your Supervisor – MIT Ombuds Office provides these helpful tips and resources for having difficult conversations with your supervisor or professor.

Having Difficult Conversations with Someone you Care About – Here are some strategies that might help you carry out these challenging, but sometimes necessary, conversations.

Helping Friends and Loved Ones who are Experiencing Violence at Home – A resource guide from the Futures Without Violence organization.

Promoting Inclusive Environments (PIE) Workshops – MIT’s Institute Discrimination & Harassment Response Office (IDHR) has an interactive workshop focused on promoting and sustaining inclusive lab cultures. To request this training, please email

Discrimination and Harassment Resources – List of confidential and private resources and reporting options for students.

PLEASURE – This student organization looks to promote healthy relationships and eliminate sexual violence.

Healthy Relationship Resources – Love is Respect is a safe and inclusive space to access help and comprehensive education through resources including quizzes, interactive pages, and testimonials, as well as training and toolkits to promote healthy relationships and prevent future abuse.

Self-Compassion Practice – A quick and easy healthy habit you can incorporate into your wellbeing routine.