By Rev Tabithi

The two legs that form the perfect foundation for building a successful and/or lasting relationship, be it personal or business, are mutual trust and mutual respect. When both parties come together in agreement to base their relationship on mutual trust and respect, it makes a beginning for love, peace and harmony that will last.

If you think about it, love does not really matter as much if it isn’t based on trust and respect. For example, one might say, “It’s not that I don’t love you, because I love you deeply, but if I cannot trust you, then we cannot do this relationship.” Another example one might say is, “How can I believe that you love me when you have no respect for me?”

The way to ruin or destroy even the best relationships is when one or both become selfish or reaching a point during the relationship where at least one of them concludes “What matters to me is much more important than what matters to you.” Through mutual trust and mutual respect we can co-create a solid foundation that also makes it easier to apply honest and clear communication for preventing misunderstandings in the future.

Misunderstandings can also ruin some the best relationships, be it family, romantic or business. Chances are we all have past relationships that ended over misunderstanding or the kind of selfishness that said “I matter more than you.”

Through mutual trust and mutual respect we naturally make the concerns of others just as equally important as our own. The Laws of Life itself ultimately make us accountable for what we do. We are not responsible if our partner upholds their end or not in the relationship. They will be held accountable even if it means that they end up losing you. Because Life is an innocent mirror reflecting our attitude, perception and belief; anyone with a bad attitude is guaranteed to be miserable. The world is about to become a better place because of all the love you give and for all of good you do today.

Reverend Thabiti is a syndicated newspaper columnist and is best known as the world’s most accurate personal forecast expert. For more information, visit