Tied Together

Essay by marie69angelHigh School, 10th grade February 2005

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According to Dictionary.com, the word "relationship" is defined as "A particular type of connection existing between people related to or having dealings with each other." There are many ways to make a relationship last. Love, trust, and communication are the three most important attributes in my eyes. Relationships between friends, family and couples should be lasting ones, and in this paper, I will analyze the three aforementioned qualities each person must have.

First, no matter what type of relationship one has, love is definitely an essential. Love between friends and family helps make a good partnership. For example, if there is a woman and a man that have been married for 30 years, and they are no longer in love, then that isn't a good relationship. If a couple isn't in love anymore, then most likely neither are very happy. So if neither are happy, it is a wasted relationship.

Both people must be in love for their companionship to work, otherwise, there is no point. Furthermore, if there is no affection in a family, that family will be a complete wreck. Nothing will go smoothly, there will always be fighting and yelling; this would be considered a dysfunctional family. Having love in a family or a friendship is always needed and is essential for life.

Trusting in someone is more than just keeping secrets. Being able to trust somebody means that you know that they will always be there when you need a friend. Also, trusting someone means that he won't go out and blabber everything he hears and lie about it later. Mainly, though, it's the secrets kept between two people that keeps a relationship alive. For example, if one girl tells her best friend that she is pregnant, then the friend goes and tells everyone she...