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Relationships- what really matters
What is the most important factor in a relationship?
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Wednesday, July 30th 2008 at 4:37PM
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By far, the most important operating factor in a successful relationship (platonic, romantic, buisness, etc) would have to be communication. No relationship can sustain controversy or disagreement without verbalizing our feelings, expectations, or stresses while offering solutions, apologies, and incentives. It is these and other factors which contribute to the fall and destruction of most our relationships, IMO.
Thursday, July 31st 2008 at 10:38AM
I have to agree-communication is the key factor in a loving, successful relationship. If you can't communicate with your better half, then you're at
a lost. Without communication, there's really nothing to build on--I know many
feel trust. But, you must trust to open up to your better half and that's communicating. Always keep things open and honest--I feel is important in
Thursday, July 31st 2008 at 7:51PM
Compatibility. While I strongly agree that communication is a major factor in the success of a relationship, I also feel compatibility is equally important. I think relationships work better when couples share similar interest, s*x drives, values, viewpoints and goals. Another factor is the maintenance of mutual respect.
Posted Friday, August 1st 2008 at 8:16AM
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Friday, August 1st 2008 at 8:42AM
I would have to agree with B.B. and say that compatibility is most important. I do not see the point of communication if couples are not at all compatible.
Friday, August 1st 2008 at 4:30PM
John Fountain
I think respect is the most important. If that is there, everything else will follow.
Wednesday, August 6th 2008 at 11:36AM
Cameron cowan
i am leanin towards compatability, because that leads to agree on all the fundamental. Once i saw how compatable my husband and I were is was easier to open my heart and began to trust and build on our relationship
Wednesday, August 20th 2008 at 12:47AM
Quiana Bost
As far as the poll goes you cannot be honest, or anything else if you cannot communicate, which leads to honesty and etc
Wednesday, August 20th 2008 at 12:48AM
Quiana Bost
#1: COMMUNICATION is so important. So many people split up "at the drop of a dime" and argue because they don't take the time to understand what the other person is trying to say or how he or she feels. Everyone wants to be right, but no one wants to be held accountable for their problems.

I think "having the other person's back and being a support system when needed is also important.

Not only that, but moving forward in the same direction as far as moralistic, religiously, and career-wise is also important. You don't want someone who speaks out against you all of the time and never defend you when you need it. You don't want someone who does drugs and other illegal activities that you have never participated in and don't wish to participate in. Definitely--don't get someone who beats you or constantly lies and cheats. You also don't want someone who doesn't share the same religious views or who doesn't live a "Christian life," while you are trying your best to do what you feel is right--at least this just my expectations.

No relationship is perfect, but sometimes little issues can be resolved if only you can get the other person to see things in your perspective/eyes at certain times.

I'm the type of woman who believes in the following:

1. Being loving, faithful, honest, loyal
2. Having the other person's back; being supportive; and looking for ways to help
3. COOKING and CLEANING the house.
4. Doing sweet things, such as: buying cards, gifts, treating a guy to a special dinner, movie, etc...

5. Form a good relationship early on with your in-laws or "potential in-laws" if you can--those who are worth it--not the ones who just start a lot of unnecessary drama, form their opinions of you ahead of time or through another family member's bad interaction, etc...(If not, just avoid their nonsense.)

You get the picture.
Sunday, August 31st 2008 at 3:27AM
Shantell C-H
without communication... there is nothing... nothing to start.. finsih.. maintain..
Tuesday, September 9th 2008 at 11:57AM
V. D. Coleman
How do you know you are compatable if it is not communicated? Communication is key, but so is a listening ear and an open and sound mind.
Thursday, September 18th 2008 at 12:07PM
Lesley Knight
I Beleive you have a strong friendship with your partner first, before they become that special person in your life. With that friendship you get to know if you are compatable with them.
Saturday, December 6th 2008 at 7:20PM
Ben & I have just celebrated 33 years. Communicate in the good and the bad. With communicating comes listening to what is said and what is unsaid. God Bless.
Sunday, December 21st 2008 at 2:07PM
Esther Pinkston
COMMUNICATION ------ by all means!
Thursday, January 8th 2009 at 1:57PM
When I read this question, I remembered something I heard from Dr. Phil, that it's not how many times or what you argue about, it's about how you resolve to make up. That said, I'd say the most important factor in regards to a relationship, is forgiveness...
Thursday, February 12th 2009 at 2:14AM
Maryanne Campbell
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