What Makes a Healthy Relationship Work

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Couple posing as in a happy and healthy relationship

Building healthy relationships is the key to bringing happiness in your life. However, what makes a healthy relationship work for you?

It is also important to know that the characteristics of a healthy relationship remain the same, no matter what kind of interpersonal relationship you’re in. Do you agree?

What are those qualities that help build a healthy relationship? Is it money, luxury, power, or influence? Is it sex in your relationship with your spouse that you believe keeps the relationship healthy?

Confusion between love and lust is not uncommon.

However, if you’ll try to understand their deeper meanings, you’ll come to know that lust may help in creating a bond, but it is not a healthy relationship ingredient in itself.

Healthy Relationship Tips

The concept of a healthy relationship may differ from person to person because it depends on subjective judgment.

How do you know that you’re in a healthy relationship? If you feel happy, at ease, secure, and free in a relationship, you know that you’re in a good relationship.

You can go on debating and discussing on this topic, and I can write at lengths to explain what exactly is a healthy relationship.

However, I’ve an infographic for you that will tell you everything at a glance.

You too can have a healthy relationship if you follow the tips as mentioned in the infographic. It’s not difficult to bring happiness in your life; a bit of understanding and effort can make you feel good, forever.

Here are the healthy relationship tips for you:

relationship components infographic

Infographic source: Visual.ly

MUST READ: Poor communication lead to relationship problems

Now that you know about the three main components to a healthy relationship, what do you think about your own relationship?

How frequent and open is your communication, how deep and true is your love, and how genuine is your respect for each other?

Communication, love, and respect  will define and make your relationship healthy. Of course, you can add more factors and conditions that will help you define your relationship clearly and help avoid the relationship problems.

I’ve said it in one of my previous posts that you can improve your relationships with kindness, and all you need is LUCK – Love, Understanding, Compassion, and Kindness.

If you’ve trust and respect for the person, you can even avoid misunderstandings, which are the reason for most relationship fallout.

You can even avoid relationship mistakes by understanding and controlling your ego, beliefs, and behavior.

DO READ: Strengthen your relationship by avoiding these mistakes

If you wish to have the best of relationship with your spouse, then besides love and sex, you need a healthy friendship among yourselves.

For, it’s not the lack of love, but the lack of friendship that cripples most of the personal relationships.

If you’ve any relationship problems, you can take cues from the above infographic, read the previous posts, or share your problems on Aha!NOW.

Build your healthy relationship based on good communication, true love, and genuine respect.

Over to You –

What factors do you think help build healthy relationships? Share your tips and views in the comments below.

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  1. Enstine Muki

    February 6, 2014 at 1:41 am

    To the best of my knowledge, this is the first infographic I’m reading on aha-now Harleena 😉

    Before I even got to it, while reading your introduction, the first word that came to me is Communication. Where two partners in a relationship cannot look into each others eyes and say those words, I think there is a problem. While communication is a great way to build a relationship, it’s also a way to know if things are working or not.

    The infographic is short, straight to the point and interesting. I love the thumbs up and thumbs down way to communicate the lesson 😉

    P.S: You didn’t provide the code snippet so that others can publish the infographic on their own blogs?

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      Harleena Singh

      February 6, 2014 at 9:44 am

      Hi Enstine,

      Well, this is the second infographic to be honest. The first one was on Halloween last year, but this is the first of the monthly infographic series that I’ve started on the blog.

      I also liked this infographic for its simplicity and clarity, but I haven’t created it. I forgot to credit its source, which I’ve done now. I plan to make my own, and I hope I can do that soon. 🙂

      You understand relationships well, and communication is indeed the mother of all factors that make or build healthy relationships. In a relationship problem, the first thing that gets hit is communication, and that’s like a road block, stopping all other supplies like ‘love’.

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts and insights. Your comment is valuable for this post and I appreciate it. Do have a great day ahead! 🙂

  2. Jodi

    February 6, 2014 at 2:15 am

    I am so grateful everyday that I work hard for my relationship. I don’t think I would have the energy to help others if I was struggling myself. The three key components are key to what we do to keep it good. It is hard work, but I get so much out of it that it is easy work. I would have so much more time if I was single, but the loneliness would drain me! Thanks for this!

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      Harleena Singh

      February 6, 2014 at 9:50 am

      Hi Jodi,

      You’re right in that you do need to work hard on your relationships, and the results are accordingly sweet and pleasant. I agree that you need to help yourself first so that you can help others.

      Communication, love, and respect and the very basic and fundamental requirements of any healthy relationship. Of course, relationships are vital for our own health too; you need good relationships to stay sane! 🙂

      Thanks for visiting the post and commenting on it. I appreciate your time and efforts. Have a great weekend ahead! 🙂

  3. Debbie

    February 6, 2014 at 4:29 am

    Hi Harleena,

    Love the infographic.Guess my relationship with hubby is on the right track. Communication is a big part of it. There have been times when we get real busy and don’t take the time to talk and it shows.

    To make sure we do take the time we always sit and talk when he gets home from work for about an hour. Then on weekends we take a couple of hours to talk over our coffee.

    We have the love, communication, respect and of course the trust. I have been in bad relationships and wonder how I could have been so blind. Yes, lust can blind a person. Again Harleena great post and I hope that people share this to help others.
    Hugs,
    Debbie

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      Harleena Singh

      February 6, 2014 at 10:22 am

      Hi Debbie,

      I’m glad you like the infographic. And, I’m more than happy to know that you’re in a healthy relationship with your spouse.

      I agree, communication is the ‘master key’ of building and maintaining relationships. It can make or break relationships.

      Setting some time aside for talks daily is really a great idea. Daily communication is like servicing and oiling the machine to work smoothly and efficiently!

      It’s good to know that you’ve a good relationship following these basic principles or components of relationship. Those who can differentiate between lust and love, and choose the better, can make their relationships much happier, isn’t it?

      Thank you for sharing your personal experiences and thoughts on this topic; it adds value to this post. Thanks for visiting and have a great day ahead! 🙂

  4. Bren

    February 6, 2014 at 5:11 am

    Harleena,

    This is so beautifully written and all so true. I think you covered quite a few aspects of what makes a relationship work. Although you know some of what is going on in mine, I might add, marriage takes work. Both partners must work at it daily to make it last. If one faulters, the relationship could be doomed.

    Very helpful info Harleena. I’ve gladly passed it along.

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      Harleena Singh

      February 6, 2014 at 10:44 am

      Hi Bren,

      I’m happy that you like the post and attest to it. A lot takes to make a relationship work, but if you’ve these fundamentals in place, you’d surely have a healthy relationship. But as you point out, more than everything, is the effort you make or work that you do for building the relationship that matters.

      You’re right in that efforts by a single partner can’t help much in maintaining a relationship if there’s no contribution and reciprocation by the other partner. Both need to work, and the relationship tends to fail if one faulters.

      Thanks for your wise opinions and your comment, I really appreciate it. Thanks for sharing this post. Do have a great day ahead! 🙂

  5. Babanature

    February 6, 2014 at 6:02 am

    Hello Harleena,

    First of all, let me say that this post is interesting and as well as the infograph.
    As you said Harleena, the best way to make any relationship works is by communication, accepting your mistakes. You posted the best ways to make relationship works. Thanks for the lovely post and do have a wonderful week ahead…

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      Harleena Singh

      February 6, 2014 at 10:56 am

      Hi Babanature,

      I’m glad you find the post interesting. I happened to come across this infograph and found it apt to convey my point of view.

      Accepting your mistakes is another important factor that helps keep the relationship healthy. Else, the conflicts mar the relationship, and ego drowns it down, with the resulting fights giving the final blow.

      If the communication were open, free, humble, and truthful, in the first place, even the gravest of mistakes can’t hurt the relationships, right?

      Thanks for sharing your views on this post, and I appreciate you taking time to visit the blog. Do have a great day ahead! 🙂

  6. Balroop Singh

    February 6, 2014 at 6:21 am

    Hi Harleena,

    Relationships are not built in a day! They need moments and hours which are full of goodness, faith, forbearance and patience…as the hours keep accumulating, love gets cemented. Healthy relationships continue to grow with each passing day if we know our partner would be there with us even in the silliest of mistakes we make, not to criticise but give support, not to yell but make a soothing comment.

    A healthy relationship emanates from heart…if you don’t feel the pull in the heart, there would be no care, no kindness and no forgiveness. these three values lie at the basis of a healthy relationship. Happiness comes much later and you don’t even realise when it hits. But it cannot be achieved just in a few days or even years… if you feel you are happy in a relationship, it could be just the joy of the moment.

    Well, this topic is all pervading but least understood Harleena, that could be the reason for lack of good and healthy relationships these days which tend to break off just after a few months! Good that you have written so many articles on it!

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      Harleena Singh

      February 6, 2014 at 11:30 am

      Hi Balroop,

      You’re right – Rome wasn’t built in a day.. but if you don’t do the right things and make consistent efforts, your relationship will meet the same fate as or become like the present day Colosseum in Rome, right? 🙂

      No doubt that – Goodness. Faith. Forbearance. Patience – these are more factors needed to fine tune your relationship to keep it healthy. Beautiful analogy you’ve used there – love, communication, and respect are the building blocks, and your effort is the cement that binds your relationship with these qualities. If it remains cemented, your relationship remains strong!

      These two are very practical points and situations that most people face in a poor relationship – lack of support and understanding. Instead, as you say, soothing support can do wonders and help create a better bond. Knowing that your partner has your back no matter what happens is a great relief that also makes the person respect the partner. If you get criticism and yelling from your partner on making an unintentional or silly mistake, you loose the desire to trust and confide in the person, and that creates a great rift in communication and the relationship. Thanks for contributing this great pointer, Balroop!

      Of course, heart is where all true relationships are made – the superficial ones are made in the head! Happiness is like a byproduct or a consequence that is bound to follow if you fulfill the basic requirements of a healthy relationship.

      Thanks so much for throwing the light of your wisdom on this topic and sharing your valuable views on this post. I really appreciate it very much. I hope this helps the readers and those who face relationship problems.

      Do have a blessed day ahead! 🙂

  7. Mary Stephenson

    February 6, 2014 at 6:33 am

    Hi Harleena

    Great infographic. Good relationships take a lot of work and sometimes it is tough. It is tested a long the way from time to time. You know it is good if when you are sick and he is still there trying to do whatever it takes to make you feel better.

    Mary

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      Harleena Singh

      February 6, 2014 at 11:50 am

      Hi Mary,

      I’m glad you too like the infographic. Nothing comes easy, and neither does a good relationship. It’s like your workout – you need to keep doing it if you want to remain in shape! You need to keeping making efforts to have a good relationship.

      You’re so right about the testing times of true love or healthy relationships. As its said, the difficult times are the real test of a relationship and your love.

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts and views. Do have a great day ahead! 🙂

  8. Theodore Nwangene

    February 6, 2014 at 7:19 am

    A very brilliant infographic Harleena,
    Hmmmmm, it seems I’m one of the first people to comment on this post and, I’m happy for that :).

    You see, being in a Relationship is always one of the things that makes life better and worth leaving but, I’m not talking of any type of relationship here but, the healthy ones as the title of this post calls it.

    I honestly agree with all the points mentioned in the infographic especially when it comes being in love and being in lost. When you’re in love, it makes you to feel as if you’re insane. There are some certain things you’ll start doing that you can’t even imagine you’re doing it and, this is just because you love the one.

    But once you’re in lost, all that will always matter to you the most is your own selfish interest and nothing else again.

    But all in all, its always good to ensure we create a healthy relationship.

    Thanks for sharing Harleena 🙂

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      Harleena Singh

      February 6, 2014 at 12:04 pm

      Hi Theodore,

      I’m glad you like the infographic, which isn’t something that I created but it has my views exactly on it.

      Healthy relationships definitely make your life better. Love make the world go round, and it can absolutely keep the relationship going in spite of all odds. Nothing else can match the power of love, which as you said, can make you do things that you never imagined.

      If your relationship lacks sharing , caring, and loving, then you’re indeed lost. If you get selfish, then I’m afraid you’ll sacrifice the relationship.

      Thanks for sharing your love wisdom and views on this topic. Thanks for visiting and commenting, I appreciate it. Enjoy your day ahead! 🙂

  9. Rohit

    February 6, 2014 at 9:50 am

    Hey Harleena…. This is the first and the most Interesting Infographic on aha-now…
    I am becoming a regular reader of your posts because they told me and even teach me how to survive in this world..!!! Thanks for such awesome articles ..
    Coming to the main topic now..!! A healthy relationship can affect your success even.. Its not about you and your spouse only.. You also need to maintain a healthy ans good relationship with all including your family,friends and even co-workers.. All this returns into a healthy and quite good environment around you and you will automatically feel better and start working with more speed..!!
    As your spouse is concerned… When you go home after a long day at work , you wish to see your spouse should welcome you with a smiling face and give you a cute hug as you arrives that will take all your tiredness away.. 🙂
    This is only be possible when you know the exact meaning of love which you explained very well
    Thankyou again harleena for posting such an awesome article

    Cheers
    Rohit

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      Harleena Singh

      February 6, 2014 at 12:21 pm

      Hi Rohit, welcome to my blog! 🙂

      I’m glad you like the infographic and that you find my posts helpful.

      You’re absolutely right that good relationships do have a hand in your success. A tension-free environment resulting from a well-maintained relationship is really conducive to efficiency and quality in your output and work.

      Of course, it’s not only about your spouse, but all the relationships in your life affect you, and a warm welcome does make you feel good.

      Thanks for visiting the blog and sharing your thoughts and views. Do have a great day ahead! 🙂

  10. lisa thomson

    February 6, 2014 at 9:57 am

    I love the infographic. This post is just in time for Valentine’s,Harleena. I feel lucky in my relationship. He is there for me no matter what and the best thing of all? We have so much fun together, even doing the simplest things. This is a great post for reminding us of what makes a successful relationship!

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      Harleena Singh

      February 6, 2014 at 12:27 pm

      Hi Lisa,

      Yes, this blog is just warming up for the Valentine’s, and the infographic is the starter, and I’m glad you like it.

      I’m happy for your healthy relationship with your partner and the fun you’ve or the simple things you do not only give you the opportunity to communicate, but also to have confidence in and understand each other.

      Thanks for sharing your life experiences and thoughts that certainly will help others reading this post. I appreciate your time and effort to visit the blog, and I wish you’ve a great day ahead! 🙂

  11. Donna Merrill

    February 6, 2014 at 10:57 am

    Harleena,

    Love this infographic! Read through this article and I felt like “I passed the test!”

    But that didn’t come easy. I had to go through two marriages before this one and I must say those warning signs on the right side of it were where I was years ago.

    But once you learn how to communicate and stand by each other, relationships are a breeze!

    -Donna

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      Harleena Singh

      February 6, 2014 at 12:33 pm

      Hi Donna,

      Good you liked the infographic and I’m happy you passed the test! 🙂

      It’s good to know that you learned from your mistakes, improved upon, and made your life better. You made efforts and that’s why you’ve a healthy relationship now. Thanks for sharing your secret of having a good relationship – communication! Coupled with love, trust, and respect, it can transform any relationship, right?

      Thanks for sharing your healthy relationship tips. I really appreciate it. Do have a great day ahead! 🙂

  12. Pritam Nagrale

    February 6, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    Hi Harleena,
    One of the very useful infographic to maintain healthy relation. You very well explained the difference in Love & Lust. Communication, Love & Respect is the main ingredient of good relation.
    I was really missing on some of the points & I am thankful to correct some of my mistakes.

  13. shiwangi shrivastava

    February 6, 2014 at 3:52 pm

    Harleena mam,

    When you have a good relationship with your spouce the life is bed of roses for you. But when you are unable to live healthy life even in the company of your spouse what then. Life sucks and kill on a regular basis.

    But one should not stop thinking of new beginning and lead your life in your own terms.

    Love is always a mouth watering subject for anyone it heals your mind and soul. Thanks for sharing your beautiful insight over the beautiful subject. Food for thought.

  14. June

    February 6, 2014 at 6:51 pm

    Very useful post Harleena. I’m not in a relationship and haven’t been in one for a while now. I’m happily single. 🙂

    However, these tips are fantastic and I would urge anyone in a relationship to read and act on them. I wish I had some guidance when I was married. In fact, my ex husband and I both needed guidance and support. Unfortunately, we were immature and thought we knew it all.

    But thank God for people like you who are sharing relevant information to those who need it.

    Thanks for an insightful post Harleena. 🙂

    Have a good day.

  15. Amandah

    February 6, 2014 at 7:24 pm

    Nice post Harleena!

    I think ‘mirroring’ each other helps to build a healthy relationship. For example, when you look for a life partner (or friend) who’s kind and generous, you should be kind and generous. You can’t have high expectations of others without having them for yourself. Of course, having super-duper expectations that no one can reach, not even you, will work against your relationships. 🙂

    My top factors for healthy relationships are:

    1. Trust.
    2. Respect.
    3. Honesty.
    4. Thoughtfulness.
    5. Open communication.
    6. Understanding.
    7. Unconditional love.
    8. Sense of humor.
    9. Emotional intelligence.
    10. Supportive.

  16. Kumar Gauraw

    February 6, 2014 at 9:31 pm

    Hi Harleena,

    Great topic for a great discussion and a lot of learning. Thanks for bringing it up.

    As I see it, healthy relationship is a personal responsibility. I remember my mentor telling me once while speaking about building a happy marriage where he asked me, “How much do you think is your role important in keeping a happy home?”
    My answer was, “50% of course!” and he said, “Wrong! It is your 100% responsibility.”

    And I think, if we take a personal responsibility for any relationship, we don’t leave anything for chance and that is what leaders do!

    Thank you for the opportunity to share something on this topic here and have a wonderful weekend!

    Regards,
    Kumar

  17. Corina Ramos

    February 6, 2014 at 10:39 pm

    Hello Harleena,

    I love this post and the infographic you shared here.

    I never knew what a healthy relationship was until I met my husband. Out of communication, love, and respect the most important to me is respect.

    Once we have those attributes along with others like trust and support I think included in Amandah’s top 10 there is a strong foundation that will be able to withstand the hard times.

    I’m looking forward to your post tomorrow. I’ll definitely come around with a problem I’m having ;).

    Happy Thursday my dear friend. I hope you’re having a great day!

  18. Adrienne

    February 7, 2014 at 1:05 am

    Ah, another great post Harleena that you know I can’t really commit on because I’m not in a committed relationship nor have I been for years.

    Now I do know what it takes in order to have a lasting and healthy one although I’ve never been able to find that particular partner myself. Communication is above all else key to making this work but in my experience it’s truth as well.

    I’ve been in so many where they weren’t truthful with me because they wanted to be the person they knew I wanted them to be. Unfortunately they were very dishonest with that because they were just the opposite. You definitely can’t have a healthy relationship when it’s built on lies.

    ~Adrienne

  19. Sue Neal

    February 7, 2014 at 2:07 am

    A lovely infographic, Harleena, which highlights the main points very effectively.

    I think it all boils down to mutual respect, honesty and being able to communicate with each other in a deep and meaningful way. You’re never always going to agree about everything, but the important thing is to be able and willing to listen to each other’s point of view. As you say, it’s about having a real friendship. Amongst other things, that means accepting your partner as they are, warts and all – I think relationships often founder when one party tries to turn the other person into something they’re not. If you feel your relationship is in difficulties, you need to start by looking at yourself and seeing where you’re going wrong, rather than blaming the other person and trying to change them.

    Thanks, Harleena – an excellent post.

  20. Khairul Zamri

    February 7, 2014 at 9:52 am

    Nice, really make sense to me. I believe that healthy relation will blow up best mind thinking and also work qualities 🙂

  21. Jens-Petter Berget

    February 7, 2014 at 11:32 am

    Hi Harleena,

    I don’t have that much experience with lust or with relationships, since I’ve been with my wife for close to 23 years. But, I do know a thing or two about love and how my wife and I have built our relationship. It’s about trust and understanding each other, and making the most of what we believe in. We talk a lot, and we take care of each other.

    I could go on and on about this, but it seems that you’ve explained it a lot better than I ever could 🙂

  22. Shalu Sharma

    February 7, 2014 at 4:06 pm

    Excellent guide to a healthy relationship. Also excellent choice of infographic. The trouble and rightly mentioned is when you start criticising each other all the time. As far as building a healthy relationships is concerned, I think there is only solution and that is too your mouth shut all the time. Its nice to do all that where you respect and so on but I have seen as long as the mouth stays unopened then a good relationship can be maintained.

  23. Anis

    February 7, 2014 at 5:23 pm

    Amazing post Harleena 😀

    I don’t know why but I’m the only guy who gives dating advices and still single.

    I think must girls nowadays are just gold diggers, and wanna be with rich guys 🙁

    I’m a guy that want to be with a girl that I’ll love forever many of my friends get in a relationship every week and that’s terrific

    thanks for sharing this awesome post and do you have any advices for me?

  24. Michael

    February 7, 2014 at 6:04 pm

    The one thing that you point out here that we tend to forget in our relationships, especially with our wives is friendship. It seems so straight forward but it is the one thing lacking in most marriages. How can we expect to live with a person if we are not first and foremost friends with out other half.

  25. ali ahsan zaidi

    February 7, 2014 at 6:30 pm

    Harleena, This is so beautifully written and all so true. I think you covered quite a few aspects of what makes a relationship work. Although you know some of what is going on in mine, I might add, marriage takes work. Both partners must work at it daily to make it last. If one faulters, the relationship could be doomed. Very helpful info Harleena. I’ve gladly passed it along.
    thanks

  26. C Williams

    February 8, 2014 at 4:44 am

    Now that I understand what a healthy relationship is, I realize that I am in the first healthy relationship I have ever been in. It is so wonderful. Communication is key.

  27. Jeevan Jacob John

    February 8, 2014 at 10:49 am

    Awesome post, Harleena 🙂

    I don’t know what to say…I really don’t have any experience with relationships, so can’t say much (I have thought about this though. Deeply. As you may know, I do love planning. So, I have planned ahead. What if I do meet someone I really like? Should I try and pursue it (or should I let it go?).

    At this moment, I don’t plan to pursue any of that – all that matters are my goals and anything and everything else is a distraction. I understand that it isn’t the best perspective, or best plan of action, especially in terms of living….but, I don’t really care much about what happens to me.

    As long as I achieve my goals, I am good. I could die peacefully after that (Of course, there is a part of me that argues against all that…well, except for the relationship part. I do want to enjoy my life – and I will certainly try to, but if I have to sacrifice something for my goals, I will, especially my long term goal – to help people, to help this planet. There are lot of things I could, and I do plan to do a lot of them!).

  28. Rupali Gupta

    February 8, 2014 at 11:22 am

    Hello Mam,
    What a beautiful thoughts about Relationship you shared. i wish i could follow some of the tips from here in my past relationship than situation can be different. I really admire the point we don’t want to criticize each other in front of others otherwise it could be harmful for our relation and try to short out the issues personally. everything must be clear between two and understanding is must.

  29. Mayura

    February 9, 2014 at 10:24 am

    Hi Harleena,

    I guess this is the first time I’ve came across an infographic about relationships 😉 Else it was all about blogging, business and Social Media. BTW congratulations on your first infographic post dear.

    It’s lovely and simplified! I’m not hunting for a relationship right now, but I do keep eyes on some factors to make the right move lasts forever 😉 Not the best, but the right match. Now this post is an addition for me in that process.

    Well, I could come across few requests in last few months, but seem they are quite prone to lust factor though. Sometimes I’m grateful for being through once as I can easily spot some acts now. Else I would have fool myself and end up with wrong girlie.

    I wish if it was really easier to identify lust from love 🙂 Especially, as it’s quite harder to identify with girlies that what they aiming for. You know, they takes time to be open about their feelings. Seem it takes time eventhough infographic made it too straightforward. Isn’t it Harleena? 🙂

    In fact, now I feel it’s way better to be single than being involved in a wrong relationship 🙂

    From my experience, lack of communication can torn a relationship apart Harleena. Even it meant to be for good at that time, it can come back and hurt a lot. When everything is gone, excuses can’t make things right 🙂

    Obviously, love is must and I’ll vote for communication as the second while keeping respect next to it.

    You have a loving weekend Harleena 🙂

    Cheers…

  30. Ashish

    February 9, 2014 at 4:09 pm

    Hey Harleena,
    Well I am really surprised to see a infographic about relationships and most of the points are true to the fact that these things really do tell us where our relationship is heading. These points will definitely help in order to grow in positive manner in relationships.
    Thanks for sharing this.
    Regards
    Ashish (Webcipher)

  31. B k chowla

    February 11, 2014 at 6:44 pm

    Harleena,..very interesting write up on the subject which is very important in every relationship.
    In my opinion,communication and sex,both are two mist important factors keeping relationship at its best.
    I know of a couple which broke up after almost two decades of marriage.
    It might surprise most of us of the reason.She noticed sudden changes in his behaviour after sex act.She complained of his not communicating with her immly after the act and preferred to remain to himself.
    Hence,it’s communication and a healthy sex life both.

  32. William Butler

    February 12, 2014 at 2:04 am

    Hi Harleena,

    Great post. I especially love the infographic!
    I think there are a couple of things that really make relationships work is being responsible for our half of it, for each relationship. This begins with loving yourself and being honest with yourself. Doing so allows you to operate from love, not from fear and the emotions associated to it.

    Another is chemistry, and I can honestly say I love my wife more every day. 🙂

    Have a beautiful week!
    Bill

  33. Kai Ashley

    February 18, 2014 at 11:51 pm

    I really liked your infographic! I think the key part in a healthy relationship IS forgiveness… It’s finding a way to soften the anger when you get angry over trivial things and creating ways to be kinder and clearer so you can both have a meaningful talk rather than a big fight.

    A great way I have found is to ask yourself when angry “May I be happy.” They really are 4 magic words that if you ask repeatedly, and generally silently will shift the energy and your mood… It always worked for me and was one of the key things that helped me from being moody to being much kinder to myself and others

  34. Jill Waterfall

    March 1, 2014 at 3:56 am

    I love infographics, I’ve never seen before the one you posted here. It’s great!
    I can’t stress enough the importance of communication in a relationship. We all know in theory that ‘communication is key’ because we’ve heard it and read it a couple of million times, but very often we somehow fail to apply all that useful advice into practice. Even for the two most compatible people, the relationship can fail if they are not communicating openly about their thoughts and feelings.
    Thanks for sharing the links, too!

  35. Charmie

    April 2, 2014 at 4:10 pm

    That is pretty interesting infographic. Till now I have only encountered technical infographics but this is something which will help people digest the things easily regarding relationships and their complications.

  36. Neetika

    June 26, 2014 at 10:48 pm

    Hi Harleena,
    I went through your post and i found it really informative and interesting. you are absolutely right that for any relationship to work properly, people need to communicate more.
    Thanks for the information 🙂

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    Naveen Kumar

    January 7, 2015 at 4:06 pm

    Hi Harleena Mam,
    Thanks for this great post. It make a deep feeling while we thoroughly read it. As I was reading this post, I was in my past imaginations and it make fresh all my past memories about my crush and love.
    Infographic is superb.
    Thanks again for this awesome post.

    With regrads,
    Naveen

  38. Vee

    April 3, 2015 at 11:02 pm

    I really like the infogrphics layout. I really believe in ‘respect for each other’ is the foundation on which everything else build up.

  39. Jessica

    May 25, 2016 at 6:00 am

    Hi my Fiance and I have been engaged 3 and a half yrs and just bf and gf for 1 and a half b4 that so together 5 yrs.We were friends b4 we ever dated for 8 or 9 yrs so we knew each other pretty well.Once we became a couple we fell in love.This is the best relationship I’ve ever had.We were soon close.Best friends and completly attracted to each other so badly we couldn’t keep our hands off each other EVER.We spent so much time together it was amazing.I got pregnant and our bond changed but on another level and got stronger.I have 2 children from a previous relationship and ask anyone that knows me i NEVER wanted anymore kids.Everyone was shocked.It was an accident but I wanted to have his child for him cause he really wanted a baby but also cause i felt ounerd to have his baby.1 yr after baby everything changed.I know it would,I have 2 children b4 this child.We use to plan our wedding and it’s constantly put on back burner.We never spend time alone and it is possible.We have plenty of family that will babysit but he never wants to do anything.Everyday when he gets home from work he goes to sleep for a few hrs and complains he is always tired.I get it I get up with our daughter every night I have 2 teens I have a small cleaning business so I work hard and i come home and take care of everyone else so I’m tired to but I still want his affection.I feel sometimes like we r roommates that occasionally have sex.We use to always have sex but not so much anymore.Mayb once every 10 days.I know all of these things would change but it’s usually the woman that doesnt want sex or affection.We do not communicate at all.Anytime I say anything he gets extremely defensive and stomps off and then it doesn’t get talked about again and I mean for the smallest things.I feel like I let alot of things that drive me crazy go like he never puts his dirty cloths in laundry basket he throws them on floor next to basket or doesn’t undo his socks.Alot of lil things like that i have excepted but the coming home sleeping everyday and never giving me a break from the baby and never wanting to spend time alone is really getting to me.What can i do differently.You could ask him right now and he will tell u im an awesome mother and wife and he says I’m the glue that holds our family together but what am I doing wrong.Please I need advice.Thank u Jessica




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