Relationships Matter

Relationships Matter
Written by Millionaire’s Digest Staff Member: Nina Medina

Founder & Owner of: The Happy Life 101

Millionaire’s Digest Staff Team, Author and Successful Living Writer


According to studies, one of the things that makes a good life is having good relationship with other people. Being in a warm, loving, and protective relationship does not only make us happier, but it also makes us healthier because it helps prevent us from acquiring chronic diseases that are caused by loneliness and stress.

However, not all relationships are healthy and happy. They could be messy, complicated, or even toxic. Good relationships are not worked out overnight. They need to be tended in order to flourish.

Here are some tips to develop good quality relationships:

1. Communicate – express what you think and feel. Do not assume that other people could read what’s on your mind. Not all people are expert on body language so it’s best to communicate verbally, otherwise you risk being misinterpreted or worse, being unnoticed.

2. Acknowledge – show that you appreciate your partners, children or friends. There is no such thing as silent gratitude. You have to let people know when they did something that made you happy. It will not only reinforce good behavior, but more importantly, they will feel valued and worthy. So catch them at their best and be generous in giving well-deserved praises!

3. Do not Police – Don’t wait for other people to commit mistakes and reprimand like a police officer. If you care about the person, let them be aware of their destructive behavior before it gets worse. This will show them that you care.

4. Accept – Accept that other people are not perfect and so are you. There will always be instances when they could hurt you, or YOU HURT THEM. But always remember that you love them more! So be quick to say sorry and to forgive, and always remind yourself to forget!

5. Be Playful – Do not take things too seriously. When I was in college, I had this mantra for myself: “All problems have solutions. If it doesn’t have a solution, it’s not a problem! So I will not bother…” Learn to laugh at your mistakes and have fun in each other’s company!

People are special. We all need to feel that we are special so let’s start treating each other one!:)

Article Credits: Nina Medina

Millionaire’s Digest Staff Team, Author

74 thoughts on “Relationships Matter”

    1. Ahuh! It helps lessen the stress, doesn’t it? 🙂 I used to worry a lot, but then I figured why worry about something when you know that you can’t do anything to resolve it, or when you know that there is a solution to it? 🙂 Thanks for reading my post and sharing me what you think!

  1. Good tips.
    I have problem with communication and honesty, mostly because I don’t want to hurt others. Thanks for reminding me that it is crucial to have meaningful relationships 🙂

    1. Thank you for reading my post dina. It is really difficult to communicate with someone when what we are going to tell them is something that they not like but need to know…One tip that I could give you is when you communicate, instead of saying “You are…”, you say “I feel that… or What you’re doing is…” This way, it will not come across like you’re directly attacking the person, but you’re concern with how their action is affecting you. 🙂

  2. Your number five is my favorite. It’s another way of saying “don’t worry about anything”. I have found that not worrying is very liberating. You can really be yourself in any situation. People will get to know, respect and like the “real you”. You’ll never have to put on a front. It’s a nice place to be in life. Awesome post!

    1. I agree with you! I’d rather have few people liking the “real” me than have many people like me for who I am not. ? And you’re right! Not worrying also gives me a better view of situations (which are often not as worse as when I first thought they are!).

  3. I really like the ‘Do not Police’ point. That was something that hadn’t crossed my mind before.
    Please check out my blog that talks about relationships. I would love if you stop by, that would mean a lot to me.

        1. That’s good to know. Challenges are inevitable, but we can always surpass it with the right frame of mind. 🙂 I hope you have a great day! 🙂

    1. ? Thank you for taking the time to read my post. Most of us forget to be have more fun and be playful at times. We all get hooked up to “what’s needed to be done”. But it is important to enjoy life. Otherwise, it’ll just pass us by. Have a great day! ?

  4. Relationships matter and good ones are hard to come by these days. When you have one that truly is gold respect them! great read thanks

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