Successful Relationships: Characteristics, Development & Maintenance

Successful Relationships: Characteristics, Development & Maintenance
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Instructor: Artem Cheprasov
Be it work, friends, or family, making a relationship work is hard. Creating a solid relationship isn't much easier. This lesson will point out the characteristics of solid relationships and some advice for developing and maintaining them.

Successful Relationships

We're pack animals. We're meant to live together in society. We're meant to depend on one another because it's impossible to go at it alone. Even the loner living on the side of the mountain in the U.S. probably got his jeans made by a worker in the Far East.

But living successfully in society is difficult. We must maintain our relationships between colleagues, friends, family, and romantic partners. That part is hard, and it's one reason so many wars have been started. This lesson, short as it may be, can probably be shown to a war-mongering politician or two as a refresher course on the characteristics, development, and maintenance of successful relationships.

Important Characteristics

Again, be this a friend, family member, co-worker, or the warlord across the street, successful relationships have a lot of important characteristics in common. Some of these are:

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