Those 5 aren’t my 5

I found this article. I’ve read it 3 times.

5 Essentials to Having a Healthy Relationship (

If you want to be that #relationshipgoals couple, here are 5 essentials for having a healthy relationship.

  1. Communication. You’ve definitely heard the very cliché “communication is key.” But here’s the thing – it’s a cliché for a reason
  2. Respect
  3. Boundaries
  4. Trust
  5. Support

While I appreciate these answers they aren’t mine. Some of them are on my top 5 list. I would say Loyalty is a must for me. That ties into Respect and Trust, but for me to be in a love relationship I need someone that is loyal and stays loyal. I’ve been cheated on in every single relationship I have ever had. Except 1. I don’t know if it’s the women I pick or it’s the situations we mix together. Either way if you aren’t loyal to me, forget it. There are a lot of really good women out there. I can find one that doesn’t cheat.

Support, I really don’t need it. I support myself, I support others. I certainly support my significant other. I wouldn’t claim Support in my Top 5. I really don’t need that much support. Respect is good. Boundaries are necessary. You can’t build a life around someone without knowing what is their breaking point areas. It’s usually a conversation when you are both decided do we take this to the next level.

What are your Top 5?

About Samuel

Single dad of 4 beautiful kids, Heston & Alex my twin boys, and my daughters Peace and Sky. Dad of 2 angel babies in Heaven, Ryan and Talon. Divorced. Semi-retired app developer, business partner, Commercial Real estate investor, Chicago Bears & Chicago Cubs fan, vegan, lifelong Catholic, voting independent party member, guitar playing singer who owns a dog, and 2 cats. We live in beautiful Denver, Colorado. I started my first blog Janaury 1st, 2012. Official owner of and @NotBatmanYet Twitter account.
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