Chapter 2

Today so many people complains about relationship violence, assault and misunderstanding in their homes due to abuse from their spouses and also family members . Its a sad experience for both the male and female gender because one does not fall in love or date his or herself . but what could be the issue , where did it start to go wrong, At what point did we miss it , these are some of the questions people ask everyday. In finding answers to this problems we must first understand what it takes to start a relationship, there is a lot to consider.


  • What are the ABCs in a relationship ?
  • What are the ABCs of a healthy relationship ?
  • How do i select a Good relationship partner ?
  • Who is the right person to build a relationship with?
  • What are the factors acting against a  relationship ?

Building a successful romantic relationship requires effort, communication, and understanding. Here are the ABCs of successful relationship development, including meeting someone, dating, and choosing an eternal companion:

A: Meeting

Authenticity: Be yourself when you meet new people. Honesty and authenticity create a strong foundation for a genuine connection.A lot of people fake and lie about their personality, yet this is one foundational block in starting a healthy relationship. with being authentic both parties learn to respect opinion from themselves and set a platform for love to grow.Authenticity will occur if individuals are willing to be intentional .

Be open-minded: Approach new encounters with an open mind, allowing yourself to be surprised and discovering the unique qualities of each person. This way you see through the others imperfections , learning to accomodate them willingly

Common interests: Engage in activities and environments where you can meet people who share similar interests. This increases the likelihood of finding a compatible partner.we have heard couples say.’i dont think we are compatible anymore, its strange to think after spending years together just in a blink of an eye , realization sets in on things you really do not like in your partner anymore. This goes to show there was never an interest in wanting to know what your spouse would really like in the first place. It was just a game.


B: Dating

Communication: Establish open and honest communication from the start. Clear and respectful communication helps build trust and understanding between partners.No relationship can survive without communication. This is the heartbeat of every relationship. with communication new ground is explored, new risk are taken and deeper understanding is revealed.

Boundaries: Discuss and establish personal boundaries early on. Understanding and respecting each other’s boundaries promotes a healthy and balanced relationship.Boundaries show where one thing ends and another begins.Boundaries help you define what you are comfortable with and how you would like to be treated by others.

Quality time: Spend quality time together, engaging in activities that allow you to connect and get to know each other better. This could be going on dates, having meaningful conversations, or enjoying shared hobbies.This helps to foster a greater sense of togetherness and gives you distraction-free time to talk,touch base and connect with your partner on a deeper level.It keeps the fire burning.


C: Choosing an Eternal Companion

Compatibility: Consider factors such as values, goals, interests, and long-term compatibility. It’s important to envision a future with someone who aligns with your core values and complements your life.

Commitment: Evaluate the level of commitment and dedication in the relationship. A strong and lasting partnership requires both partners to be committed to each other’s happiness and growth.

Communication and problem-solving: Assess how well you communicate and solve problems together. Healthy conflict resolution and effective communication are crucial for a lasting relationship.

Intuition and emotional connection: Trust your intuition and pay attention to the emotional connection you feel with your partner. Emotional compatibility and a deep connection are important for long-term happiness.

Remember, every relationship is unique, and these guidelines are meant to provide a general framework. Ultimately, successful relationship development requires mutual effort, understanding, and continuous growth.“We declare that God’s commandment for His children to multiply and replenish the earth remains in force” (The church of Jesus Christ of latter-day saints, 1995, para. 4).


  • What are the things to look out for in choosing a romantic partner ?
  • What are those factors limiting your success in dating  or meeting a partner ?


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