Successful Relationships Reading Corner
This week, we wrote about why fairness and trust are so important to your relationships. Here are two more view on this topic, and another one from us.
Trust in a Relationship: Why It’s Important—and How to Build It “Building trust between you and your partner is fundamental to a successful and healthy relationship. That’s because trust goes hand in hand with essential components of a relationship, such as honesty, open communication, vulnerability, and respect, making it of paramount importance. “Trust is the foundation of any relationship. Lack of trust can sabotage a relationship before it begins,” says Reena B. Patel.”
Avoid Making Lists and Keeping Score in Your Relationships “The ease during our lock-down reminded us that we don’t behave like many couples do: making lists and keeping score. We don’t have an internal accountant maintaining a balance sheet tracking what we have each done in order to maintain fairness. We just don’t do it at all; it doesn’t even come up. Let’s take a look at why, and how this can be avoided.”
Is Your Relationship Fair? “In real life, do both partners really care about fairness? We all probably all know at least one long-suffering martyr who has been persuaded to feel obligated to some ungrateful mate. Not to mention, the media often portrays dating couples and relationship partners more like predator vs. prey than as complementary collaborators. So, what’s the truth here? Are people fair or selfish in their romantic relationships? Does it really matter? And if it does, what can we do about it?”