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What is the key to a loving relationship?

Bonnie Lynn Wright, PhD
Geriatrics Nursing

Kindness.

A longtime friend of ours shared this observation after years of trying to figure out what the successful couples that she knew had in common that unsuccessful couples did not. Her conclusion was that successful couples, i.e. happy and sustainable relationships, were kind to each other. This included by her definition courtesy, mutual respect, consideration of the other's needs and wishes, etc. She rolled it all up into 'kindness'. When we look around us now we agree with her. The happy couples that are making it through life's difficulties, ups and downs, are kind to each other. Good insight.

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