Relationships are where you spend a great deal of your time. Understanding the dynamics of relationship is the subject of these last nine posts. This post summarizes the key points of the relationship ideas. The basic and fundamental foundation of a good and lasting relationship is respect. However, you must first respect yourself before you can respect others. Respect is your ability to give each person the dignity they deserve. Your ability to keep perspective on the diversity of people. Your capability to empathize with individuals while maintaining your integrity. Comprehending that individuals thoughts are private. Knowing how to harmonize differences not as a conflict; but instead a synthesis of many windows looking at the horizons and seeing aspects of a greater whole. In this way relationships become the source of growth by integrating many points of view that approach new realities. In these new realities you find joy in unveiling the mysteries of life and the joy of relationships.