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What's the biggest building block needed for a successful relationship?

  1. madmachio profile image60
    madmachioposted 5 years ago

    What's the biggest building block needed for a successful relationship?

  2. Sue B. profile image95
    Sue B.posted 5 years ago

    I think this is different for everyone. I would say though the biggest building block in general in a relationship is unresolved issues from either individual's past.  Our past experiences change how we approach our relationships.  Learning at an early age that we cannot trust others, that others have a hidden self-serving agenda, that we need to manipulate others in order to obtain love and attention, etc.  are examples of ways in which beliefs based on our past experiences could act as a barrier towards developing a successful and healthy relationship.

  3. bernard.sinai profile image80
    bernard.sinaiposted 5 years ago

    I personally think its trust. I mean if you don't trust someone then why are you in a relationship with them. Without this fundamental building block, other problems like the venomous jealousy start to creep in poison it.

  4. Dexter Yarbrough profile image82
    Dexter Yarbroughposted 5 years ago

    I would say that it has to be open communication. Without communication, all is lost.

  5. ytsenoh profile image85
    ytsenohposted 5 years ago

    Trust.  Other elements I discussed in my hub about having a friendship on fire.  I think there is nothing without trust in any type of relationship, i.e., what a child has for a parent, a friend for a friend, a lover for a lover.  There are multiple facets involved in having a successful relationship, so it's hard to say with certainty what is the biggest one.  Where there is jealousy, there is insecurity and lack of maturity, and this still points to trust.  Good question.

  6. mommahottness profile image55
    mommahottnessposted 5 years ago

    It is hard to say what the most important one would be.

    I think several go hand in hand
    Trust, Honesty = Respect
    Communication, compassion = Love
    Endurance, understanding = reliability

  7. algarveview profile image89
    algarveviewposted 5 years ago

    I think it's communication, a lot of relationships I know lack good and honest communication. Me and my husband try to talk about everything that bother us, really, talk, talk, talk, untill exhaustion if we have to, to sort it out... I think if people forget (they never really forget) or let go the things they are unhappy about or want or... whatever it is... at some point it will all blow up in their faces... Obviously talking is not easy to do, after all, to make it real, otherwise what's the point, some unpleasant things are said sometimes, so the love has to be strong, otherwise honest talks will also be an issue...

  8. GypsyFootedWoman profile image74
    GypsyFootedWomanposted 5 years ago

    I believe relationships require a multifaceted approach. Like many other state in their answers trust, respect, communication are all important. I talk about these and a few others in my Hub How to Have a Great Relationship. For me I think communication has GOT to be ranked up there as a number one top priority. Great question!

  9. MarleneB profile image98
    MarleneBposted 5 years ago

    Honor. I believe if you honor the person you are in a relationship with, the rest will follow. Things like being truthful, faithful, caring, reliable - those all come naturally when you honor someone.

  10. cloverleaffarm profile image76
    cloverleaffarmposted 5 years ago

    Trust. Without trust, there isn't much else.

  11. profile image0
    Jade0215posted 5 years ago

    Trust and communication are the most important, without those, the relationship will fail.