Relationships truly make life special. It is my belief that at the end of the day relationships and connecting with others is what life is all about. It is about the relationship we have with ourselves and the relationships we have with others.

The desire, of course, is to have relationships that are built on love and understanding, regardless of differences of opinion, judgment, belief systems, cultures, distance, earning potential.

However, relationships can be extremely challenging. It is true that no matter how committed, relationships go though tough periods and if not managed correctly, relationships can and do fold under the pressures of daily life.

At times we may wonder if it really is possible to build and maintain real, true, solid, and happy, joyous and very successful relationships with family, friends, romantic partners and colleagues.

In relationships we experience the full spectrum of feelings and emotions that exist such as love, hate, anger, elation, loneliness, frustration, fear, jealousy, lust, infatuation, adorations and others. Some of these feelings and emotions can be destructive and very painful, but I believe that if relationships are built on values such as trust, unconditional love, and commitment, they can withstand and overcome many obstacles and come out on the other side looking glossier, richer and more beautiful than ever.

To make relationships work we need to be aware of our own personal expectations as well as those of the other person and of the relationship involved.
These needs should be made clear in an effort to avoid misunderstanding, and more.

Relationship quotes to help gain a better understanding on relationships and people.

“However good or bad you feel about your relationship, the person you are with at this moment is the "right" person, because he or she is the mirror of who you are inside.” - Deepak Chopra

“Trust is the glue of life. It's the most essential ingredient in effective communication. It's the foundational principle that holds all relationships”. - Stephen R. Covey

“Some of the biggest challenges in relationships come from the fact that most people enter a relationship in order to get something. They're trying to find someone who's going to make them feel good. In reality, the only way a relationship will last is if you see your relationship as a place that you go to give, and not a place that you go to take.” - Anthony Robbins

“The fundamental glue that holds any relationship together is trust”. - Brian Tracy
“Any relationship primarily built on physical attractiveness is predestined to be short lived”. - Zig Ziglar

“Before we can have a successful relationship with anyone, we first need a perfect personal relationship.” - Russ Von Hoelscher

“Don't rush into any kind of relationship. Work on yourself. Feel yourself, experience yourself and love yourself. Do this first and you will soon attract that special loving other”. - Russ Von Hoelscher

“Problems in relationship occur because each person is concentrating on what is missing in the other person”. - Wayne Dyer

“Personal relationships are the fertile soil from which all advancement...all success... all achievement in real life grows” - Ben Stein

“When you struggle with your partner, you are struggling with yourself. Every fault you see in them touches a denied weakness in yourself.” - Deepak Chopra

“It's okay to send flowers, but don't let the flowers do all the talking. Flowers have a limited vocabulary. About the best flowers can say is that you remembered. “- Jim Rohn

“Trust men and they will be true to you; treat them greatly and they will show themselves great.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The value of a relationship is in direct proportion to the time that you invest in the relationship.” - Brian Tracy

“When you look for the good in others, you discover the best in yourself”. - Martin Walsh

“Some people enter our lives and leave almost instantly. Others stay, can forge such an impression on our heart and soul, we are changed forever.” - Author Unknown

“All disagreements are results of misunderstanding someone else's level of consciousness. “- Deepak Chopra

Live passionately... what else have you got to do!


Anonymous said...

Relationship is certainly challenging. And I agree with you that relationships built on values such as trust, unconditional love, and commitment can withstand and overcome many obstacles. In additional, understanding is very important too. Sometimes it could be the simple understanding of what the other person means by care and concern. Love is something that is abstract and not two person will always look at it in the same way. It is like looking at a piece of abstract art; what one person might see in the painting might not be what the other person saw. If both held that their view is 'right,' then this might lead to heated argument. However, if both could see things from the view of the other person and with understanding, misunderstand holds no ground.

September 23, 2008 at 7:25 PM
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