The Characteristics of Healthy Relationships
Characteristics of healthy relationships, literally, come in all shapes and sizes! We would be hard-pressed to catalogue all of the traits of a healthy relationship because of the huge variations among people. Maturity, personality, education, ethnicity, gender, and socio-economic background impact the subtle – and not so subtle – nuances of meaning with the dynamics of interpersonal relationships.
With all of the possible variations, how can we possibly identify a few key components or characteristics of a healthy relationship?
Focusing now on the unique marriage relationship-the most complex relationship on earth — we can identify four characteristics.
Number One: Communication.
… Just to name a few things needed to enhance communication
Number Two. Common Core Values.
Point Number Three. Caring.
Fundamentally, marriage is a relationship where each party learns to live for the interest of their spouse; they care for one another.
The four C’s —communication, core values, caring and commitment —represent a short but accurate list of the traits every marriage requires for longevity and success.