Having a Healthy Relationship

Having a Healthy Relationship
Katherine Veltkamp
Axia College of University of Phoenix
Com 220
November 25, 2008

Love is mysterious, fascinating, and when found with the right person, there is nothing better. Love is very surprising; learning what makes a healthy loving relationship is something that the world struggles with everyday. Studies show that people with healthy relationships do have more happiness and less stress. There are basic ways to make relationships healthy, even though each one is different; parents, siblings, friends, boyfriends, girlfriends, professors, roommates, and classmates (Woodford, 2008). Relationships are a part of every life and making that relationship last is never easy. When people enter into a relationship the last thing thought about is, “How can we make sure the relationship is healthy and how long is this relationship going to last?” Falling in love can induce a calming effect on the body and mind, which helps to improve the memory. Relationships are most important in everyday life; relationships are a major part to happiness; because strong relationships start with communication, trust, and commitment to each other (Hadkins, 2008). Research shows that the greatest source of joy in life is a healthy relationship, the greatest source of frustration and pain is unhealthy relationship. The quality of a relationship can ripple across an individual’s life, the lives of those around and even impact future generations (Oliver, 2008).
Respect is a major building block of a relationship listening to each other in a relationship is a sign of respect emotional affirmation and understanding the value of opinions is respectful. Love may feel like the first point of a healthy relationship but leaning how to love and to be loved starts with having respect. Giving respect, makes that one special person feel good and in return will show respect toward the relationship. In a healthy relationship, do not expect everyone to agree with...