Investing in Relationships

No person exists in isolation in society. Even the most introverted of us thrive in tandem with other people. For this reason, it becomes as vital to invest in relationships as it is to invest in one’s self-development – in fact it would not be an exaggeration to say that both go hand in hand.

Successful and happy couples keep making investments in their relationship constantly. In the long term, fulfilment arises from reaching out to each other with fondness, appreciation, and gratefulness in ways both verbal and non-verbal.

This holds true even for non-romantic relationships. Investing in our friends and relatives consistently and genuinely makes for strong and sustainable relationships. Indeed, even business accomplices who tune in to the significance of relationships have more success professionally. The people that they work with stick with them with more devotion and trust.

Relationships are like investments in more ways than we can imagine. As with financial investments, you must put  something in to get something beneficial out of it. Further, you have to do it consistently, not just once. As you do this, it grows and becomes more valuable and gives you returns with interest.

  • Give time
    Put more time aside to connect with friends and family.

  • Be present
    It can be tempting to check your phone, Facebook messages or even work emails when with family and friends. Try to be present in the moment and be there for your loved ones, and switch out of work mode wherever possible.

  • Listen
    Actively listen to what others are saying and concentrate on their current needs.

  • Make Yourself Heard
    Honestly share how you are feeling and allow yourself to be supported.

  • Get out of unhealthy relationships
    Associating with positive people makes us happier. Our wellbeing can be negatively affected by harmful relationships, leaving us dejected. Identifying this can help us move forward and find solutions to issues.


About the Author:

Ron Johnson is the founder and CEO of Abundance Loves Me Inc., a global company specializing in training and development of individuals and organizations headquartered in Toronto, Canada. He has lived in multiple countries, traveled across the globe and proudly settled in Canada. Ron is a A Cultural Adaptability Expert, A Life Transition Consultant and a Relationship Expert. Ron is the author of the ebook, How to fall in love in 7 days? in which he captures the nail biting story of how he and his wife got engaged in 7 days while holidaying and travelling through 3 different cities in South Asia.