Every good relationship requires hard work from both parties involved, whether it’s a romantic relationship, familial or just friendly. Healthy relationships don’t just happen, and it takes both people putting in consistent energy and effort to really make the relationship the best it can be. But what areas of the relationship should you focus your energy on the most? This post from Uloop highlights the importance of communication, trust, respect, honesty, accountability and gratitude in maintaining all kinds of interpersonal relationships in the healthiest ways possible.
Trust is the most important foundation of any good relationship, and without it, no relationship can succeed. Most of the other key elements of healthy relationships are tied back to trust; it's impossible to communicate openly and be vulnerable about your feelings with your partner if you don't feel a great sense of trust with them. Relatedly, being able to communicate well with your partner, by having healthy conversations about feelings and frustrations, rather than yelling or arguing over opinions, is essential to a good relationship. No couple can avoid arguments forever, but being able to work through them in a mature way, without getting petty or combative, is important. For more on these essential relationship ingredients, keep reading.
Read the full article here: Six Keys of a Healthy Relationship