There are many types of relationships. There are physical and non-physical relationships. There are relationships with friends, family, employers and co-workers. There are even some people that have relationships with their neighbors. I do not have one with my neighbors because I choose not to have one at this time. We all have good and bad relationships.
There are also many styles of relationships. What works best for one person, may not work for another person. The key characteristics which define all successful relationships happen to be respect, encouragement, affirmation, appreciation, forgiveness, shared moments, love, understanding, listening, faithfulness, compromising, endurance and perspective. I am sure there are other characteristics I have missed, however, please remember the main one......respect.
Relationships and respect work both ways. If you want to have friends, you have got be to friendly. If you want to be loved and respected, you must love and respect others. As a person, I strive to be respectable, lovable and always have integrity. I pray that I have displayed this character.
I pray and hope that this post has helped someone today.