Relationships are repeat interactions between individuals that have a benefit in themselves. They can take many forms, such as romantic or business relationships. Since humans strive for meaning, or resonance with what they value and is important to them, relationships flourish if everyone in the relationship can see meaning in it. To make a relationship successful is to put meaning into it, to add aspects that resonate with one’s values and true interests and aspirations.
Keywords: relationship, self, values, interests
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