I find that while relationships are often described in terms of physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects, they also have to do with the way we communicate with each other.
I tend to think of relationships as two-way conversations. The other person is a big part of my life and even more so the relationship itself. I think it is important to see how they react to me when I’m around, and how they will react to other people. So while it doesn’t always have to be exclusively about sex, it can be about physical gestures or emotions, or just their reaction to me.
While I think of relationships as “conversations”, they can also be “briefcases”. There are many reasons why we have relationships, and while it is important to see how they react to you when Im around, it is also important to see how they will react to other people.
While most people have relationships that end in death, there are some that will just keep going, even after they know they are dying. I have a friend who is a lesbian. She was in a relationship for 10 years, and the longest they were together was almost two weeks. Eventually she felt that she no longer wanted to be with someone, and the relationship ended. She did not want to be with anyone in any situation other than with her husband.
That said, there are some people who are just not the right kind of people for a healthy relationship. That’s why I have such a hard time with the fact that relationships are often defined by the fact that they end in death: There is no room for growth, growth that takes place in love and not just self-destructive relationships that are purely about sex.
When you start thinking about your relationship with others in terms of how long it lasts, the answer is always “a long time”. If you have a healthy relationship with yourself, it is also a healthy relationship with another person.
What I love about healthy relationships is that they are also healthy for each other. They are not a one-night stand or a one-night stand with a person you want to have sex with. I love the idea of a relationship that is not strictly about sex or the other person’s sexual needs, but instead about being in a healthy relationship with yourself, your partner, and the other person.
If we’re honest, our relationships are really just about being in a relationship and being able to talk to each other about the good things about that relationship. Of course, since we’re not in a relationship, it’s a little less clear, but it certainly is a goal of our lives.
The good news is that a healthy relationship generally has a strong foundation of trust, communication, and mutual respect. Just the same, some of the individual traits below may reflect a healthy relationship, but some are not.
Trust is probably the most important trait a healthy relationship has. When two people are in a relationship, it is not always possible for one person to lie to the other without hurting himself or herself, so trust is a key component of being in a healthy relationship. As a general rule, if two people are honest with each other about their personal lives, their communication is likely to be on the level of a conversation with friends.