The 4 Key Ingredients for a Healthy Relationship






My definition of passion is: can’t keep your hands off each other. If you still have passion after two years together (not living on different coasts), then all is good. If you don’t have it after two years, forget about it.

My definition of commitment is: keeping the promises you make to the other. Don’t expect a promise to be good made in the first few months of a relationship, just too soon.

My definition of respect is: honoring who the other person is, good and not so good. Also, includes giving the other their needed time and space away from you.

My definition of intimacy is: being able to share everything with the other with no conditions attached. You can really be yourself with the other and not worry about being judged and not accepted but loved.


If you think back over your past romantic relationships, at least one of these 4 key ingredients was probably missing which led to the demise of that relationship. Please don’t settle for anything less than all four to ensure you are truly in a healthy, fulfilling love relationship.


2 Responses to “The 4 Key Ingredients for a Healthy Relationship”

  1. Bridget Kostello February 1, 2013 at 11:45 pm #

    I was wrong–this is my favorite because it is so true and so accurate.

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