Relationship values

I have been thinking about what I value in friendships and relationships in general (e.g. the people I want in my inner circle).  Here’s what I came up with:

I am looking for and value people who:

  • Respect me.  Respect my opinion even if we disagree.  Are willing to see where I’m coming from.  Listen to me.
  • Keep in touch with me.  I appreciate when reaching out happens on both sides.
  • Have a sense of humor.  Appreciate mine.  Laugh.
  • Are willing to have deep conversations.
  • Are willing to grow.  Are working on their own healing work.  Are willing to acknowledge mine.
  • See my experiences as valid.
  • Are content with quiet moments.  Sometimes the best connections come from the spaces between words.
  • Are curious about what I’m doing.
  • Accept me for who I am.  Love me for it.
  • Are empathetic.
  • Communicate.  Are honest.
  • See and treat me as a peer.
  • Play.  Create.  Dream.  Imagine.

I’m sure there’s more I could add.  What do you value in your relationships?

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5 responses to this post.

  1. Keep in touch with me. I appreciate when reaching out happens on both sides.

    I think this is my number one value. I hate that so many of my “friendships” are with people who would never contact me if I didn’t contact them first. I’m so tired of begging people to make plans and having them blow me off over and over.

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  2. Posted by mymindspilledout on August 30, 2015 at 11:36 am

    I really value the person that doesn’t gossip about others, because if they do that to others, they will do it to you

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  3. Reblogged this on Marci, Mental Health, & More and commented:
    Suspend judgement, reach out to me, reassure me, love me.

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  4. Reblogged this on Borderline & PMDD.

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  5. A very valid legitimate list. I agree to it completely!
    Thank you for visiting my blog and for the Follow. A Follow following up 😀

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