Simply put: A relationship is a contact with a deep basis of trust. Only these kinds of contacts will inspire, enjoy and help us in our lives. But how do you make sure that a loose contact turns into a relationship and that a relationship turns into a deep, „reliable“ relationship, from which we can draw business and private benefits, which is ready for give and take?
All you really need to do is memorize a sentence:
Strong interpersonal relationships are created through
1. shared experience, and
2. common values and objectives
To build a working relationship with someone and to keep them alive, all you have to do is keep these two points in mind. This applies to both professional and private relationships, to business contacts and to love. Maintain intensive contact and speak clearly about your values and goals.