What makes a good relationship?

United States
March 21, 2010 7:01pm CST
What is your recipe for a good relationship?
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• Canada
22 Mar 10
It is LOVE. For "love is patient, love is kind, love respects, love does not envy, it is not rude. It is not self-seeking, not easily angered, it keeps no records of wrong... It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails." Thus, among faith, hope and love, LOVE is the greatest. ;0)
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@efc872 (1078)
• Jamaica
22 Mar 10
If you only greet me with a smile you can lead with a piece of thread.
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@jd107nette (1457)
• Philippines
22 Mar 10
understanding, respect, trust, responsibility and love... it's pretty hard to collect all these i suppose....
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• United States
22 Mar 10
well trust is number one and then communicate doing for each other love and i think knowing each other
@hagirl (1296)
• United States
22 Mar 10
Someone you can trust with your love and life without any second guessing..... One that is always with you and not against you....(i not talking about your little spats) I am talking about against others..... Someone who has respect for who you are and loves you no matter if you put on a few pounds, if you are going through financial problems or just having a bad day..... Last but not least the one you can call your very BEST FRIEND and can talk to about anything and respects your feelings.
• Malaysia
22 Mar 10
I would say good communication between both parties. Relationship usually collapse when there no communication or both just don't listen to each other. You trust someone we need to talk and listen...just imagine when someone reply you " yes i hear you but i'm not listening", so for me, it has to be good communication.
@bdn317 (25)
• India
22 Mar 10
relationship is a bonding between 2 people. there are different kinds of relationships. Ex. a relation a child has with his parents, a reltion a husband has with his wife and children etc etc. Trust, care & understanding are the base for any relation. We can keep on adding a lot of other things to that list which is of course a never ending one. For relation to be successful, the people involved in the relation must co-exist giving time for each other and trying to know what the other person expects from you and also make sure that your expectations are understood by them! -bdn317
@lelin1123 (15645)
• Puerto Rico
22 Mar 10
To make a good relationship last you need the following ingredients. Communication both ways, trust for each other, respect for each other and yourself, love and understanding, best friends to each other. Without these ingredients you will have nothing at all.
@dhablue (122)
• Indonesia
22 Mar 10
I think..a good relationship not only relation with people that you know or online people but a good relation honesty and positif action to me and everyone!
• Malaysia
22 Mar 10
Renewal of the love spark is most important. Very often we felt that the feeling of love is getting lesser and lesser and thus breakup with our partner. But the truth is, every long relationship will undergo this stage. Every relationship needs to be renewed.
@phyrre (2324)
• United States
22 Mar 10
There are a lot of things that go into a good relationship. Love should always be the center-stone, of course, because what's the sense of being in a relationship if you don't love the person? I've seen people who have been hurt by love and decide to be with people they can stand, but not love, and that doesn't work out well in the end, either. The main thing about having a LASTING relationship, though, is communication. I don't care what anyone else says, you need to be able to talk to your spouse about things. Not just the weather and what time it is, but have REAL, meaningful conversations. If something's bothering you, you should be able to tell them. I've seen so many marriages go south just because two people aren't willing to talk about their problems or one of them keeps things bottled inside instead of saying them and then they start to harbor resentment because of that. Along with communication, though, you need to be able to COMPROMISE. It's a big thing that no one really seems to think of. Compromising is VERY important. You're never going to always get your way in a relationship. If you think you are then it's most likely doomed to fail because that will alienate your partner. You can't imagine how many relationships I know would have been fine if the two parties had just been able to compromise. Instead, they both wanted it to be their way, 100%, and wanted their partner to act however they felt they should act. It doesn't work like that, though. A relationship is two people and one person shouldn't try to control it. You might not always get your way. You have to get used to that and find a middle ground that you can both be happy with without being resentful. ^_^
• Philippines
22 Mar 10
constant communication. in whatever kind of relationship there is, good constant communication is the key to a lasting relationship, whether it's business, personal or simply social.