Values n' Life

Saturday, April 08, 2006

Best friends

My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me

Henry Ford

Healthy relationships are characterized by respect, sharing and trust. They are based on the belief that both partners are equal, that the power and control in the relationship are equally shared. Some of the characteristics of a healthy relationship are:
Listening to one another, valuing each other's opinions, and listening in a non-judgmental manner. Respect also involves attempting to understand and affirm the other's emotions. Supporting each other's goals in life, and respecting each other's right to his/her own feelings, opinions, friends, activities and interest; communicating openly and truthfully, admitting mistakes or being wrong; being willing to compromise, accepting change, and seeking mutually satisfying solutions to conflict. Both should feel comfortable and safe in expressing him/herself and in engaging in activities.
The key to living in harmony is putting others ahead of yourself and compassion helps you refocus your mind on someone else so turn your mind from someone else other than yourself for only then will you have the best of relationships.

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