Relationships can be complicated but the breakdown of their success is really quite simple.
Relationships built on mutual values and goals, work. Both parties feel a sense of belonging to something greater than themselves. When there is no sense of shared values and goals, the individuals begin to feel disconnected and confused about their purpose which often leads to the relationship falling apart.
So how do you establish mutual values and goals?
Through clear communication that allows for give and take, enabling you to build the trust that every relationship needs.
Clear communication rules include:
Do what you say you are going to do, when you say you are going to do it.
Praise in public, criticize in private.
Don’t bully people into agreeing with you.
Respect the other’s opinion.
When we focus on the goals of the relationship as a whole, and they align with the goals of each individual that’s a party to the relationship, success inevitably follows.