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Behave in a Way That Secures Relationships
The best way to build and maintain a relationship is to apply both the Golden Rule and the Platinum Rule. One encourages you to treat others as you want to be treated, and the other requires that you treat others as they want to be treated.
Assignment
Look more closely at your list of relationships, and what you want from each. Now, what do you need to do to secure those relationships now and through time? Keep reading.
Generally, both fall into two basic categories: respect and trust. If you treat others with respect, a basic tenet of all relationships, they will trust you. And you need to maintain that trust to retain their respect, which means you have to do a lot of things right in every interaction. ...

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