The connections that we
make in our day-to-day activities are a very frequent part of our life, most of
them are just casual acquaintances. A few of them grow over time and turn out
to be a stronger emotion than being just a connection between two people. Relationship
between two individuals, is a complex, time tested, strong bond made out of a
series of such connections.
These relationships can be
formed at almost any place where people interact constantly with each other for
a long period of time, for example at the work place, in the neighborhood etc.
The factors that make a
connection transform into a relationship are diverse, it could include common
interests, a general liking, appreciation, affection or any other aspects that
complement each other.
The process of forming a
relationship may be complex and time consuming, however the fundamentals of a
good working relationship is plain and simple. It constitutes three aspects
working in conjunction namely Love,
Trust and Respect.
All relationships function
on these basic elements working in unison, let us understand these crucial
elements in detail.
· Love: An intense feeling of a
deep affection; it is fundamental for any relationship.
· Trust: A firm belief in the reliability or capability of the concerned
person; a very crucial aspect of the relationship.
· Respect: A feeling of deep admiration for someone for their abilities,
strengths, achievements which form the crux of any good relationship.
It is crucial to
understand that the above aspects Love, Respect and Trust (LRT) need to
function in combination. Any aspect missing can be detrimental to the
People suffer a lot in
sore relationships due to a lack of understanding or absence of the LRT’s. It
will have a devastating effect of the absence of even one aspect of the LRT’s.
· Absence of Love in a
relationship: It defeats the very purpose of a relationship; it is no longer a
relationship. It’s just two people being together due to some other ulterior
· Absence of Trust in a relationship: it causes a sense of betrayal and results in a compromised relationship thereafter; that may collapse any time due to the resultant insecurities on either side.
· Absence of Respect in a
relationship: when two people tend to be together without respect for each
other’s efforts, time and feelings; eventually they will end up in an abusive
relationship. It’s just a matter of time.
A successful relationship will
have all the LRT’s functioning at all times. It is crucial in establishing and
living meaningful relationships.
Love Trust and Respect
cannot be commanded or gained through force, even though it may seem that it
can be achieved by force or other means; it’s a false notion and is bound to collapse
at any given time.
A good relationship
flourishes when we initiate the LRTs from our side FIRST.
If our intention and efforts are genuine LRT’s will come back to us in Multifold.
In spite of numerous
efforts sometimes, relationships can be challenging, requiring more care, attention
and sacrifices. There is peace in letting go off certain things, while there is
happiness in clinging on to certain things; our decisions of what to let go off
and what to cling on to, makes the entire difference in how our life is shaped.
Happy Learning! and Happy Sharing!