Building healthy relationships require certain skills and choices on our part. We are by nature social creatures who both yearn for and need to build meaningful relationships in order to feel fulfilled. However, we don’t always approach them correctly. Healthy relationships require strong, healthy connections formed through:
- Mutual Respect
- Trust in One Another
- Clear, Consistent, Honest Communication
The key to healthy relationships is forming a connectedness with genuine attachment and depth. However, we can only achieve this kind of intimacy through openly entering a certain level of vulnerability.
No matter what kind of relationship you’re entering into, whether it’s romantic, platonic, or familial, vulnerability is required. You have to take the risk of being emotionally available, and allowing yourself to be known by others just as you get to know them.
Only when you do this can you begin to create lasting, healthy relationships.