For today, a more personal post.
What are the critical components to develop and maintain relationships of all types? Whether it be friendships, family, romantic, or creative? I think we can distill down the key components to make all these relationships flourish.
In no specific order, here are my lego building blocks to meaningful connections with humans. I work on these everyday, sometimes successfully, sometimes not. It is in the trying.
- Accept responsibility
- Keep an open mind
- Be flexible
- It is OK to say No
- Use logic
- Be rationale
- Express your feelings early not late
- Compatibility (Physically, emotionally and intellectually)
- Patience & time for one another
- Humor & fun
- Effective communication & conflict resolution
- Shared values
- Serving heart
- Common purpose
What did I miss?
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