I accept relationship as my primary teacher about myself, other people, and the mysteries of the universe. ~ Gay Hendricks ~
People are social animals and seek the companionship of others as part of their well being. This includes building and maintaining healthy relationships. These relationships are the connections between people and the way they behave towards each other. It is a connection where you trust the other person no matter what.
In a healthy relationship, both the partners are happy to be with each other. You may have differences, but you welcome an open dialogue and work things out. Communication is a key to healthy relationships. Trust is the foundation of every good relationship. If you trust, you can be open and honest in your thoughts and actions.
A healthy relationship involves sharing feeling and emotions. When you share, you connect. When someone believes in you, that makes you stronger as a person. When you respect each other, you value their thoughts and opinions. Healthy relationships are about building each other up, not putting each other down.
Being in a healthy relationship allows you the freedom to talk about what is bothering you and come up with solutions together. If you are disagreeing on something, it makes it easier to find a way to compromise, when working towards a solution. Show appreciation when good things are done for you. Give compliments when something is done to help you. Be positive, no one wants to be around someone who is negative all the time. A strong relationship contributes to a long, healthy and happy life.
We seem to all enter into a relationship believing that if we find happiness in someone else, we will suddenly be at one within ourselves. The truth is that happiness is within us and we shouldn’t expect someone else to be responsible for making us happy.
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