What do you feel the important factor in a relationship
• United States
23 Jan 07
To me, the single most important element of any relationship bond is respect! In any relationship, one must respect the other. If there is no respect, the whole thing will crash. In the Father Son relationship. The Father needs to respect the son as a person because if he doesn't his words will hold no meaning to the the Son. But also, the Son must have respect for the Father as a person that is an elder because if the Son does not respect his Father, the Father will no longer give his advise and with that, the bond is lost. In a Husband Wife relationship, they both must give respect to each other as equal elements of the relationship. If one is seen as a lesser value, then one will not value the other's views as important and with that, the bond is lost. In Lover and Love relationship, one must respect the other as their only partner in matters of emotional and physical, if the is lost it is because one does not respect the other and the bond is lost. I feel respect to be the key factor in a bond. And if the respect is lost, so is that relationship bond.
24 Jan 07
Thank you brokentia, You have added a different dimension to the relationship factor which many may ignore. Often the respect factor we take for granted. Especially the downward relationship though there is nothing like upward or downward. I respect your words.