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6 ingredients of healthy relationships


Healthy relationships take time to nurture and create.

When a relationship is on the rocks then we feel the pain. We are left to flounder on our own on how to fix the relationship, whether we should fix it, or how to recover from the relationship. Building healthy relationships from the beginning is essential to avoid pain of broken relationships.

Here are 6 ingredients for healthy relationships that we should strive to develop in every relationship, especially those close to us, our close friends, buddies, colleagues and even business relationships.

 Acceptance, Empathy and Respect for the Other Person. Essentially, it is love. Love is much deeper than a feeling. Love is a commitment we make to people to always treat that person right and honorably. To understand and accept the other person as he is.

Fulfilling of needs. You can have everything you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want out of life. A healthy relationship helps meets needs. We serve – and get in return –without consciously and eagerly expecting, of course. It will come- mutually and naturally.

Open and honest communication.  Communication is essential. The key to communicating is to be a good listener, have something good to say and express yourself well. Project warmth,, empathy and caring. By letting the other person know what we think and feel, it lets us connect with the other person. It enables us to make a connection. Both listening effectively and communicating what we feel is essential.

Patience and Loyalty. We are humans and humans make mistakes after all. And it takes time to change. Often, those who give up on relationships too early or because the other person isn’t perfect, forget that they have imperfections and failings.

A Common Purpose. Working together, building together, failing and succeeding together – while pursuing a common purpose – that is what relationships are made of.  In your current relationships, find a common purpose to look forward to. It will help cement things and create long lasting joy and benefits.

Fun. Fun is essential. If you don’t enjoy your relationship then what purpose does it have?Fun is usually the first thing that’s pushed aside when we start to take the relationship for granted. We have to remember to consciously create enjoyable times and moments that we will remember for a long time.

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December 17, 2015 BY Rachael Phillips | Relationships