What is that ONE thing a good/ healthy relationship needs in your opinion?
A good/ healthy relationship needs time spent.......not bought
I can't answer this question with one thing because you can't have a healthy relationship without 2 things; Respect and Communication. That's all you really need in any relationship, everything else is a bonus. You cannot have a healthy relationship without respect and you can't give it without communicating and you can't express what it means to be respected without communicating. Partners have a tendency to hold things in and keep things to themselves and then resentment, bitterness, anger, hurt, etc, take over and taint the relationship. Respect and communication... that's all there is to it.
A good and healthy relationship is based on an open line of communication. Being comfortable and at ease when talking to one another is huge. Also, it helps to be good friends. Best friends are a treasure and can be the "glue" to bond the relationship.
Most of us fail when it comes to really listening to our partner. We may hear the words, but not the emotion. Listening, during communication shows that we care.
Being to eager to give our opinion or advice is not listening.
Of course other things such as patience, giving, seeing the good in one another instead of being critical and judgemental are also important. However, communication is where it all begins.
In my opinion trust is the most important element of a healthy relationship and a close second is respect. Without trust relationships get hung up and leads to resentments and miscommunication, without respect the parties are diminished and that is a dangerous and slippery slope.
In my opinion, it is impossible to create or maintain a healthy relationship without open, honest communication. Communicating with your partner and telling them what you need, how you feel and what you think is not always easy. Sometimes it's incredibly difficult and painful. In the end, you create a mutual trust and respect because of that communication that is not easily broken. You have no secrets, and you tell each other the truth no matter what.
TRUST You should have this as this is the building block/foundation to any relationship. Once you have this everything else will follow.
Integrity. Each partner must treat the other the way they themselves would like to be treated.
I think genuine love is what makes a healthy relationship. Anyone can communicate or respect someone, but being in a relationship with someone that you don't have deep feelings for is a total waste of time.
Charm , and love that cannot be split because of failure in a relationship. Being a coach to each other and giving space to one another. Knowing that change in life will happen and situations will change your emotions toward each other. Living life on life's terms.
Respect! Respect for each others' wishes, opinions, needs, beliefs, and everything else!
I would go for respect. In my experience, without respect, love fades and trust is lost. When only respect is left, communication can be rebuilt, trust restored, and love reclaimed. I know because my wife and I have done this. You can read more in three of my hubs, on gratitude, 5 love languages, and 5 languages of apology for saving a relationship.
Two sane people, this world has too many dysfunctional relationships.
Good relation comes from good behavior and communication. You may feel attraction to someone but it will become love if you communicate with him/her and behave gently.
Some time behavior ends relationship.
First you must have love for one another! You must be able to communicate with one another, then you must Trust one another...
Agreement! Even if the agreement is to agree to disagree--there has to be a sense of communication, respect, and partnership. Agreement doesn't mean two people agree on every topic, but they agree on how to treat each other and "be" in the relationship with one another. The agreement is about who they are and how they "be" towards one another.
The relationship is based on three basic facts and these are, a)trust,, b)commitment, and d) care. If these things are followed in principle,, the relationship of any kind would grow and last longer.
The one thing that I think a good relationship needs is communication. If you do not communicate properly with the person that you are in a relationship with then how are you supposed to work things out? I know from experience that if you do not communicate then things can turn bad in no time. So, if you are looking for one good thing in a guy or girl look at someone that is willing to talk things out (good and bad) rather than avoid it.
If I say in one word it is mutual understanding.You could add as many factors as you like but without understanding one could not go any where in that journery. Love even the key factor but not enough to win the race in long run.
Similarity in thinking.
A person who is against animal cruelty cannot have a good or healthy relationship with another person who thinks killing a snake is proper because it could harm him or his family when all he needs to be worried about is his being more careful.
A person who thinks any place is his dustbin cannot go along with a person who considers all places as his and therefore wants it clean as much as possible.
A woman who wants children cannot have a good and healthy relationship with a man or another woman who doesn't want one.
A girl who is cautious and careful would want to have a second or more dates with a person who drives carefully and not recklessly as if he owns the road.
So for me, it's the "like-mindedness" that a good and healthy relationship needs.
Trust and mutual understanding are the two basic things. Without trust one can not be committed and one cannot love a person.
Respect and trust are the 2 primary factor for successful relationship. Read this hub to know the secrets of happy and successful relationship
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Trust because for me I cant be in any type of relationship with someone I cant trust!
Trust is the most important thing required for a relationship to be more boded.
I think it's really important that you take time with your partner for "date nights". Once of twice a month you have to take time just for you and your beloved and do something together - we go see some movie or go eat in mexican/thai restaurant. But it's also important that you have time for yourself - for your own activities - take a bubble bath, relax, read good book, watch some tv series you love, but your partner doesn't....
Did I miss the answer that said sex? Take it out of any healthy relationship and it will get unhealthy real quick.
Communication, when there is communication, there is a good relationship.
I think good communication means respect, interest, understanding & so much more.
I feel that a good/healthy relationship requires consistent and clear communication, both parties must know what their other half is thinking and going through. Because for me, she will be my best friend, my confidante and my love:)
For me, a good/ healthy relationship needs good communication.
You asked for ONE thing...here is one that I think is important, Trust! If you can't trust someone, there is nothing...you may love each other, have an honest relationship (honesty can be found in both good and bad), have good sex, and more good things, but the minute you find out there is no trust, everythings seems to shatter. If you can have absolute trust, then you know that person will always do their best for you in any situation and not let you down in any way.
What we all need is unconditional love. Not the love that binds or create attachments, but the one that sets us free. We need the love of selfless offering, without barter or conditions. This will inevitably touch human love, but at the same time rise above it also.
I agree we all need unconditional love. And I'm glad when I, or anyone, can give it. But to expect it from another person is to put a condition on it. When we receive unconditional love from within, from the Divine, it flows out to all relationships.
I am loving all of these answers! I definitely agree with a lot of you guys.
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