There are many factors contributing to relationships, be it nationality, religion, gender, sexual preference, social and economical status and so on. A relationship is like building a house; you construct the layers, set a foundation, build the walls, add the roof, doors and windows, and decorate the house as it becomes a complete product. In many cases many people start a relationship based on romance and sex. This is like buying the furniture before you’ve built the house. We forget that the most important thing to do is set the layers of love; loyalty, trust, respect, communication, and fidelity and a strong, solid foundation for a genuine friendship. As a result, mutual trust and respect will surely make a relationship last.
Why is love important in a relationship? Love plays an important role in our lives, in our relationships and just anywhere. When I say love, I mean, you care for this person more than anyone else. You can see yourself with this person for a long time. If you do not love the person then the relationship portion will surely not work. Some people think maybe I can grow to love that person, or I can learn to love that person. If a certain amount of time goes by, and you do not find yourself in love with that person, then the relationship, most likely will not work.
Trust is the cornerstone of a relationship. Without trust in a relationship, or one-sided trust, a relationship cannot continue. Partners do not feel valued and do not feel a need in holding trust. I truly believe if you do not trust the person you are with, then you do not have a relationship. It’s a waste of time. Respect, is important because it goes much deeper than the respect you were taught to have for your elders.
A relationship without communication is like a car without tires, it simply won’t proceed. Communication is vital in a relationship because it is the way a person is going to get to know you, and understand you. Each partner must be able to effectively...
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