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A strong relationship needs both partners to respond to each other's ‘bids for connection.' Here's what that means

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There’s a woodpecker over there! A friendship’s future was sealed when Alyssa Caribardi saw her friend’s enthusiastic response to a woodpecker. This simple interaction revealed the power of bids for connection in relationships. These bids, which can be verbal or physical, are opportunities to connect with others. The response to these bids ultimately determines the success of the relationship. Recognizing and responding to these bids is crucial not only in romantic relationships but also in parent-child relationships, friendships, and even business ties. A positive response to a bid strengthens connection, while negative responses can erode trust and understanding. Being aware of bids and responding to them positively is key to maintaining strong relationships.