It is easy to see how self-confidence benefits relationships. Built on the five basic principles outlined above, it undergirds strong relationships. There are guarantees, and effective, enduring relationships, obviously, depend on more than self-confidence alone. Strong self-confidence simply offers greater depth to a relationship foundation. It is as if the foundation is embedded in bedrock. No, you probably won't get it all right - display all five principles of self-confidence - the first time. That is unlikely. But, the point is that you don't have to get it right every time, you just have to get it going. Thinking before acting, seeking as much information as possible before reacting, and being open and flexible to other alternatives, options, and choices are the hallmarks of truly self-confident people, and when you proceed into relationships with these hallmarks as benchmarks, you have supplied anchors that will help your relationship weather the storms of controversy, the high winds of discontent, and the cyclones of unhappiness. What could be more important than working to develop a more positive self - one of the cornerstones for relationship success? By continually working on your self confidence, you make positive and productive strides toward getting your own house in order before inviting anyone over.