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Identify the DRAIN in your Relationship Worksheet

Amanda Knowles

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On this page, we will provide you with an Identity of the DRAIN in your Relationship Worksheet. It will help you resolve your conflicts in your relationships.

What is an Identify the DRAIN in your Relationship Worksheet?

Relationships are significant for human beings. They require a certain amount of time and energy. It is effortless to make new relationships than to maintain them. We often tend to forget that it is not only us and our needs in a relationship; it is about the other person too, who has a  relationship with you. That is where the conflict arises. Relationship conflicts are part of life but dealing with them is the art of life.

How will an Identify the DRAIN in your Relationship Worksheet help?

To avoid conflict and move towards the resolution, one needs to be empathetic and a good listener. Acceptance is the first step towards a solution; whenever you are in a conflicting situation, you try to resolve it by understanding the feelings and behavior of the other person too. 

  • D – Disconnection: When you don’t feel connected to the person.
  • R – Reactivity: Acting without thinking.
  • A – Avoidance: when you to avoid or get rid of my painful feelings 
  • I – Inside your mind: when you worry about the future, dwell on the past, relive old hurts, 
  • N – Neglecting values: When you lose touch with values such as being loving, kind, caring, 

Instructions on how to use Identify the DRAIN in your Relationship Worksheet

Follow the below-mentioned tips to avoid getting in any conflicting situations.

You can download this worksheet here.

Other  worksheets you may be interested in

Below are links to a few more worksheets which are closely related to the worksheet above.

Building Trust in Your Relationships Worksheet

Your Relationship Challenges worksheet

7 Ways to Avoid Codependency in your Relationships Worksheet


On this page, we provided you with an Identity the DRAIN in your Relationship Worksheet, which hopefully helped you resolve your conflicts in your relationships.

If you have any questions or comments, please let us know.


The worksheets on this site should not be used in place of professional advice from a mental health professional. 

You should always seek help from a mental health professional or medical professional. We are not providing any advice or recommendations here.

There are various resources where you can seek help.

You could use Online-Therapy if you feel you need counselling.

If you live in the UK then this list of resources from the NHS may help you find help.

If you live in the USA then you could contact Mental Health America who may be able to assist you further.

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Amanda Knowles

Amanda Knowled is an Applied Psychologist, with a deep interest in psychopathology and neuropsychology and how psychology impacts and permeates every aspect of our environment. She has worked in Clinical settings (as Special Ed. Counselor, CBT Therapist) and has contributed at local Universities as a Faculty member from time to time. She has a graduate degree in English Literature and feels very connected to how literature and psychology interact. She feels accountable and passionate about making a "QUALITY" contribution to the overall global reform and well-being. She actively seeks out opportunities where she can spread awareness and make a positive difference across the globe for the welfare of our global society.