What is the Nature of Healthy Human Relationships?

Are there certain basic principles of “playing well with others” that apply to all human beings and to all kinds of human relationships — love relationships; parent-child relationships; teacher-student relationships; employer-employee relationships; co-worker relationships; athletic team relationships; coaching relationships; customer relationships?

Relationship At LGIBooks we are convinced there are such universal human relationship principles and that there’s substantial research support for these principles.

Every one of our Relationship Projects is centered around “educating the culture” about basic principles of “healthy relating.”

We use “healthy human relationships” not in any medical sense, or perfectionistic sense, or really even in any moral sense of “right/wrong” relationships, but rather in the sense of the range of “functional”/”effective” relating skills/behavior versus a range of “dysfunctional”/”negatively effective” relating patterns/habits.

We human beings are social animals and relating well with others is a fundamental aspect of an optimally functional life.

Check out our current RELATIONSHIP related Projects:

THE SECRET TO HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS

WHO’S ON YOUR TEAM?

3 More Relationship Titles (with Synopses only)

LOVE IS NOT ENOUGH: In order to have a healthy love relationship, you need to know how to love the other unconditionally.  However, love is not enough for a successful relationship.  You need to also like and approve of the other person at least 51%.  Read Full Synopsis Here

BELONGING . . . . . . & PSEUDO-BELONGING:  The goal of this title would be to make a strong case from evolutionary psychology, biology, ethology, as well as social psychology, that we are “hard-wired” to belong and that the “biological need to belong” is an intimate aspect of the “survival instinct” rather than just a “temperament” or “personality” issue.  Read Full Synopsis Here

WHAT’S YOUR RANK? There is substantial credible evidence that we human beings are “adapted” to living in groups (tribes?) of small groups of people (100 to 150), and that “status issues” or “ranking issues” are always present in such cohesive groups. Read Full Synopsis Here