Every relationship has a path that unfolds, creating a story that is unique to the couple involved. And just as each couple’s relationship path is different, the lessons that come as a result are different, too. As a couples therapist, I have seen my fair share of stories, paths, and lessons, and I have gained quite a bit of insight along the way. In my experience, for any relationship to be successful, there must be three things present: vulnerability, honesty, and trust. Now, these may seem like three very simple concepts, and you’ve likely heard these suggested as relationship advice before. But, I’m here to tell you that without these three things in your relationship, you will struggle to make it in the long run. And as you’ll see below, all three of these “must-haves” rely upon one another.
3 Things Every Relationship Needs to Be Successful
Jessica Baum is a licensed mental health counselor based out of Palm Beach, Florida. She is a certified addiction specialist, with a focus on chemical abuse and dependency, co-dependency, and anxiety. Jessica is also a certified Imago Therapist. By using the Imago approach as a way to help treat family systems and couples issues, she has extensive knowledge on relationships.