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December 1, 2021

Today, I’m grateful for relationships.

Relationships connect us. They make me happy, confident, responsible, open minded, resourceful, challenged, and make me grow.

All relationships have their ups and downs. While relationships have their seasons and are bound to have their rough patches, a strong foundation can help you weather the storm and continue to grow and strengthen your bond as time passes.

The key to a strong and lasting relationship is establishing a strong foundation compromised of intimacy, commitment, and communication better known as IC2

A relationship with strong intimacy allows all parties to feel emotionally connected to one another, encourages trust and vulnerability, and nurtures a sense of acceptance or shared values. It allows all parties to be free and be their selves.

Commitment can be thought of as a mindful and consistent decision to invest into a relationship. This is what helps push relationships through times of difficultly and stagnation. All parties must actively work towards the relationship’s growth.

Even if a relationship has strong commitment and intimacy with one another, bad communication skills can lead to unhappiness in a relationship. Conflict is sure to surface and knowing how to handle it in a healthy manner can help mitigate damage caused by careless words and even strengthen the bond in the long run.

Relationships are tough, but they can survive and thrive when they are built with intimacy communication and commitment.

what relationship are you grateful for why?

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