9 Ways to Build a Lifelong Relationship
Building close ties with any person is not an easy task. If human beings are complex, then relations with them can be even more complex. So, presenting to you some easy tips on building strong, long term, quality relationships with people around you.
1. Respect them
Respect is the foundation of any long lasting relationship. Respect for not just one another, but respect for the relation matters a lot. Respect for individual opinions, attitudes, behaviors and expressions plays a vital role in every relationship, business as well as personal.
2. Be compassionate towards them
Being compassionate does not make you weak and vulnerable. Instead, it helps you understand people in a better manner. When you begin a relationship, you get to know the good and the bad aspects of the person. Compassion empowers you to accept the relationship for what it is, as it is.
3. Have a rational approach
Rationality is often mistaken for fixed attitude. In fact, it is the complete opposite of fixed thinking. Being rational allows you to be clear about your views and also about others’ views. It enables you to take a logical stand and evaluate every situation with a coherent mind.
4. Be honest
Honesty is the other name for fidelity in any relation. Just as being loyal and faithful is imperative for a long lasting relationship, being true and honest is equally important. Expressing your opinions openly, no matter what the consequences are, is the only route to a strong and long relationship. After all it is so aptly said, ‘honesty is the best policy’.
5. Maintain transparency
You want your relationship to last forever? Make sure you are straightforward with your people then. Sharing everything about your life and informing your close ones of your decisions keep people together as a cohesive unit. Trust gradually builds. And slowly the relationship blossoms.