Successful Relationships Reading Corner
This week, we wrote about why relationships last, and named acceptance, acknowledgment, and appreciation as the prime factors. Here are some articles discussing their importance.
The Importance of Appreciation in a Relationship “I feel, as human beings, we constantly crave for positive attention. And appreciating someone is the best way to go about doing it. The problem starts when we don’t even notice how we slipped into the habit of taking each other for granted and stopped caring for, and appreciating each other. This leads to other problems – arguments, frustration, resentment and suddenly we begin to wonder if this relationship is meant to work out.”
The Five Keys to Mindful Loving “In his book, How To Be An Adult in Relationships, David Richo talks about the Five A’s that help relationships flourish and deepen into real fulfillment. Too often, we don’t really ask ourselves, “What do I really want in my relationships?” Usually we know what we don’t want or don’t like, but that doesn’t help lead us in the right direction. Richo’s Five A’s are: Attention, Acceptance, Appreciation, Affection, and Allowing.”
The Importance of Acknowledgement: How It Impacts Relationships, Work, and Communication “We all crave recognition and validation for our efforts, achievements, and contributions. Acknowledgement plays a crucial role in our lives, influencing our sense of self-worth and overall well-being. Whether it’s in personal relationships, professional settings, or everyday conversations, understanding why acknowledgement matters can transform the way we connect with others.”