BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS THROUGH COMMUNICATION Nausheen Khan RELATIONSHIP: The state of being Related From birth to death a person`s success or failure is measured by the kind of relationship he/ she has had with elements of this world: people. Nature and beyond it all, with the spirit behind this "relative world". But striking the right chord in a relationship often proves a hard nut to crack. The world seems to constantly echo with a disconcerting chorus of voices, the result of frustrated relationships between parents and their children, husbands and wives, friends, siblings, in-laws, employees and colleagues—individuals disillusioned with themselves for not being able to relate successfully to their environs Focus on what you can give to a friend, not what you can get out of a friendship. Encourage your friend. Be willing to forgive. Tactfully point out their mistakes. Be reliable. Don't try to control your friends. Be there for the good and the bad times. Don't be a blabbermouth. Don't let arguments destroy your friendship. Develop Establish And Respect Say A Special Eat Maintain each “I Love Name Or Meals As A Special others You”. Code A Family Bedtime choices. Word Ritual Spending Giving nick- Caring for each Understanding quality time names. other. each others together. needs and wants. Spend quality time together Don’t make “winning” your goal Recognize what’s important to your partner Learn how to respectfully resolve conflict Be open to change Be sensitive to what your partner likes Respond to Listen When Be direct requests by without others give and sincere emphasizing passing you as normal what you judgment assistance practices. can do to and don’t or support, help meet rush in to express them give advice. appreciation for it.