A consensus is a struggle to achieve if the need for power-over and need to be right is dominant. Self and shared responsibility and accountability are the keys to creating consensus.
Consensus requires effective and respectful communication skills, flexibility, and openness to understand the other’s point of view while expressing your own view.
It requires the ability and willingness to find the common ground. Honoring the differences and working with your similarities, builds consensus.
In closing, now that you know how to have a healthy relationship, it’s important to pay on-going attention and focus to these 5 C’s.
Relationships like life, change, and situations happen that can impact any of these C’s in unproductive ways. So being aware of how life situations can impact these 5 C’s of a relationship is vital and an act of love, caring, and concern for the relationship, and the two of you in it.
Written by David Schroeder Originally Published on YourTango