What are the most important keys to have in a relationship?

United States
August 19, 2009 12:23am CST
loyalty, honesty, trust, love, and respect... are the ones I find to be important to be able to carry a healthy relationship with your partner, no relationship is perfect but the question is what do you feel to be the important keys? I want to hear all views and get feed back on add ons towards the ones i have listed thank you for reading and well hope to hear from someone.
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10 responses
• United States
19 Aug 09
Communication is another key to a good relationship and being open. I believe you can't have a good relationship if the parties don't speak to each other. You have to be able to communicate feelings, concerns and even frustrations to your partner. Then the partner has to be sensitive enough to understand what the other is feeling and try to reassure him/her that they understand what they are feeling. I'm in a relationship with someone and it's somewhat hard to really get him to open up to me. I'm very open and honest and I feel that I shouldn't hide anything from my love. If something is bothering me I would like to know that I can go to him and express it to him. It's important to know that you can express how you feel to each other and not get offended by what is being said.
• United States
20 Aug 09
Thanks for your response and well I agree communication is very essential see after 7 years of an on and off relationship and then a 19 month old daughter we barely realized that we did not have any type of clear communication and that is why our relationship kept failing and well in regards to the communication part I do admit it was mainly me I have never been expressive with any type of emotions so therefore it caused a lot of issues between us. I felt as though I could not be as open as I wanted to be mainly because he was the real jealous type and well he always had something negative to comment about and well that just pushed me away from even trying. Now we are trying to build a new foundation since many important factors were lost along the way.
@med889 (5958)
19 Aug 09
Understanding and consideration are one of the most important factors to meet up with the other ingredients like love, care, trust, and honesty in a relationship to make it a success.
• United States
20 Aug 09
Thanks for your response and for adding consideration, almost forgot a very important one, you are right it is should definetly fall under the important factors thanks.
@mickly08 (769)
• China
19 Aug 09
As far as I am concerned,loyalty is most important key to have in a relationship.If there is loyalty in your relationship,you can make a lot real friends.If no,it is hard to make real friends.
• United States
19 Aug 09
thank you for your response and LOYALTY is definetly very important.*
@Enascent (40)
• United States
19 Aug 09
Love covers everything you'll need in a relationship in order for it to survive. You cannot separate love from from respect, honesty, and trust. Love is a combination of all these things and so much more. You cannot omit one without omitting the other. And you are right. No relationship is perfect, but love can perfect it and help it to grow even stronger through the course of time. Love is also commitment and determination to do whatever it takes to take your relationship to new heights, casual or romantic relationship. It really doesn't matter. The bottom line is you just want to make sure that no matter what kind of relationship you are in, make sure they are built upon a stable foundation.
• United States
19 Aug 09
Thank you for your response, thank you for going into great definition on what you wrote wow* all that you wrote is very touching and very true, the reason why i originally posted this is because of my little distress with starting to try to built a strong foundation for the rest of our lives that is why i want to see all points
@mrshughes (352)
• Philippines
19 Aug 09
U said it all my friend..only one thing i can add to that...be each others bestfriend.
• United States
19 Aug 09
thanks for the feedback and well bestfriend is a task to get there just because there are certain steps u have to go by but i agree.
@Joniel20 (195)
• Philippines
19 Aug 09
Honesty Trust Communication experience of love
• United States
19 Aug 09
Thanks,, for your response great to hear from you.. experience of love.. interesting.
@kmaram (2535)
• Philippines
19 Aug 09
hi there, well i have long distance relationship for a long time already. Now we have one daughter and still were not together. He was working abroad so dont have a chance always to see each other. So sad that we just communicate through emails, chat or phone. Anyway, i think the most important keys for us to survive our relationships was the love for each other, trust - its really important because if this is lack to anyone your relationship will ended up nothing. Yah respect also a good factor in a relationship, and a good communication for me. Well what you said was all right, if we have these keys we are surely that our relationship will go better, goodluck and keep on mylotting
• United States
19 Aug 09
thanks for your response and for also reminding me that COMMUNICATION also plays a major role and wow that is something different so far away but just the love is so great and big that not even the distance changes anything other than physical wise in not being in front of each other at least you both have that great thing most lack of including me phone calls (discussions) and emails that is great
@advokatku (4037)
• Indonesia
19 Aug 09
I think every person who carry a healthy relationship must can mutual respect. This be the most important key to have in a relationship. for me, loyalty, honesty,trust and love required in relation to romance not in relationship in the sense of friend
• United States
19 Aug 09
Thanks for your response and well i completely agree on what you wrote that mutual respect is definetly very essential between two people in a romance situation thanks for the feedback
• Philippines
19 Aug 09
there couldn't be so much qualities that you need to find in order to have a good relationship. friendships just simply develop deeper and deeper through the passage of time because two people just simply find each other so very comfortable to be with. so love just simply develops among two people or a group of people because one finds happiness to be with these people. these are the people among which one finds peace and calm. find the one whom you can trust. this is the person unto whom you can confide in about anything on earth. this person will also give you sound advices. he is true and honest and caring, too. a person who gives advices which will only lead to despair and treading the wrong path in life is a worthless one.
• United States
19 Aug 09
Thanks for your advice and for giving me feedback I will keep all that you have written in mind you do have a point and it is interesting to see things from that point of view...
@bird123 (10525)
• United States
21 Aug 09
The most important thing in a true love relationship is CHEMISTRY!!! It is the glue that will hold the relationship together forever. It is the passion that keeps things exciting and new. Next is communication. With these two, the rest can always be worked out!!