Creating lasting relationships
Psychologist of 40 years, John Gottman, has been researching this question. Click here for his article in Business Insider, read by 24 million
Communication and relationships
Communication plays a big part in how people feel about each other. Gottman found 2 traits that contribute to lasting relationships. These are kindness and generosity. This answer is deceptively simple. Despite it’s simplicity there is some truth to Gottman’s answer. However, acheiving kindness and generosity is not entirely straight forward. For more on this see the article.
There are many different aspects to the way people interact. People learn about communication from observation, experience and education. Factors, like stress, tiredness and ill-health, make a difference. In relationship therapy communication can be explored.