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Thursday, February 12, 2015

Day 12 - The 14 Days of Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is all about celebrating the relationships in your life. No matter whether romantic, platonic, or anything in between in nature, there are three key components to maintaining a healthy relationship:


 1) Communication // Talking about important matters, no matter how tricky, is truly essential in any relationship. If someone does something to hurt you, rather than "sweep it under the rug" so to speak, it's important to bring it up right then and there rather than let any resentment build up! When you can  express your feelings to the other person them feeling like you are complaining about them or that you are attacking them, this is a sign that the person is mature enough to handle a mature, adult relationship.


2) Acceptance // Understanding that everyone has their flaws - including you! - is necessary for accepting other people who they are, rather than trying to change them or mold them to fit some ideal person that you want to turn them into. Maybe your best friend will never arrive exactly on time when you're supposed to meet for your weekly coffee dates, or your boyfriend will never wear Lacoste polo shirts unless you buy them for him, but letting these somewhat unfortunate quirks go is an important part of showing your love for someone. The important thing is knowing your non-negotiables, because there are certain things you should never accept (exhibit A: abuse of any kind). But, generally speaking, live and let live, you know!?

3) Trust // This is so much more than believing that what someone says is true - it's about knowing that they would never do something to intentionally mislead you or hurt you in any way. Although it's easy to become quite cynical over the years, each new relationship should be treated as such; just because one person make have broken your trust somewhere down the road, there is no reason to expect that every person will do the same.

What are the key components that make your relationships work?
xoxo, Brooke

1 comment:

  1. These are great tips for a good relationship. Communication is the number one key to a good relationship in my opinion. Thanks for the post.