- Trust - Reliance on the integrity, strength, ability, surety, etc., of a person or thing; confidence
- Respect - Esteem for or a sense of the worth or excellence of a person, a personal quality or ability, or something considered as a manifestation of a personal quality or ability
- Communication - the imparting or interchange of thoughts, opinions, or information by speech, writing, or signs
Notice I didn't say anything about "love"? I firmly believe that if you have all three of the main ingredients, "love" happens. Love is a symptom of the core elements. That's what dating is about - establishing trust, respect and communication.
It's the same with business. It is virtually impossible to have a sustaining, successful relationship with a partner you can't trust, nor respect and are unable to communicate with. I challenge all of you to go out and find those people in your network/life who you maintain all three core ingredients with. Those are the people who will help you when you need it most.