Every Successful Relationship Is Successful for the Same Exact Reasons
Respect in relationships
People who have been through divorces almost always say communication is the most important thing. But the thing people with happy marriages consider the most important is a deep respect for their partner as well as respect for themselves.
Respect means never talking bad about your partner or complain about them to your friends.
Respect that they have different hobbies, interests, and perspectives.
Respect that they have an equal say in the relationship, that you are a team.
No secrets. Respect means you feel safe sharing your deepest, most intimate selves with each other.