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How do you have a healthy relationship?

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The most important key to building a healthy, working relationship is communication. Communication builds love and trust, two other very important staples in a healthy relationship, according to Dr. James Dobson's Family Talk.

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Communication is important because without communication, there can be no relationship. When two people in a relationship come across an issue, communication allows the issue to be resolved through proper speaking instead of fighting.

Communication also builds trust, which all relationships need to be happy, because if one person does not trust the other, it will lead to stress for that person, which will ultimately cause stress in the relationship and the relationship will fall apart, notes Dr. James Dobson's Family Talk. Through communication, two people can get to know each other, trust each other and eventually build love. Love is required for any healthy relationship because it shows the members care for each other and can rely on one another in any situation.

The last thing to remember to keep a relationship healthy is time. Communication, love and trust all grow with time, so never rush any conversation or blurt out heartfelt rants in a new relationship. Give the relationship time to be strong before putting all of the trust and emotion in. Crowding one another can lead to a failed relationship just as much as a lack of communication; balance is key.

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