The ABC’s of a Good Relationship
February 5, 2007
Always listen with your heart. Hear more than just what is being said.
Believe in yourselves. Be understanding and accepting. No two people are alike; see each other’s point of view.
Communicate. (As much as we’d like them to be, our partners aren’t mind readers.) Open up and don’t be afraid to show your true feelings. Create an atmosphere where feelings are accepted and talked about.
Don’t judge. Accept the other for who they are – the unique individual you fell in love with.
Expect happiness. Have fun. Allow humor to get you through some of life’s stresses.
Fear nothing. Trust in each other and the love you share. Together, you can do anything.
Give of yourself: your time, your energy, your affection.
Help whenever you can by listening, caring, and doing.
Initiate affection, laughter, fun, and play.
Just be yourself. Don’t ever pretend to be what you aren’t.
Kiss and make up. Don’t hold a grudge. Forgive and forget.
Love unconditionally, patiently, passionately, hopefully, and enduringly.
If you can do all these, you don’t need the rest of the alphabet! 😛
Source: Unknown. It was forwarded to me via email.
Painting: “Momentary Distraction” by Carrie Graber