Column: Relationships take long-term investment to be successful

Keeping our commitments and honoring our promises are two more ways to become relationally rich. That is because we all tend to construct our hopes around promises.

When a man promises to love a woman until death they do part, that gives the woman security to become all she was meant to be in the marriage relationship.

When we keep our commitments, it builds trust. When you tell the truth — all of the time — it builds confidence. And let’s face it, there is no such thing as a healthy relationship apart from trust. Trust is the firm foundation upon which healthy relationships are built.

Keeping promises and following through on commitments can be costly, but it is worth whatever investment you have to make.

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