Sebastian Page, 14 When you're in a relationship it is better if you exchange very few words with the other party. This stops probable arguments and misunderstandings, and leads to a quiet life. It saves money on phone bills and leaves you with more spare time to pursue other activities. When meeting up, use nods and hand signals instead of words. An occasional grunt is also quite useful. After all, body language is far more effective than double meanings, irony and sarcasm. A successful relationship is enhanced by the belief that silence is golden. Janice Li, 14 It is not easy to create a good relationship but I think that communication and forgiveness are the secret. You must be able to talk to each other and discuss issues or problems that are upsetting you. Talking things over lets us understand, forgive and learn from our mistakes so that we can avoid making the same mistakes again. This makes us better people. And remember, nobody's perfect. Gavin Hadley, 14 The secret to a good relationship is to not make a big deal out of things which have the potential for breaking up the relationship. People should be easy going and shouldn't over react to accidents or things that are done without thought. If the situation which is created is severe then the two friends or the couple should talk things through. This then brings me to a second point. If a problem does arise then both members of the relationship must be willing to forgive each other and move on. I am a firm believer in 'forgive and forget'. Sharon Luk, 14 The secret to any good relationship is communication. Without communication, it would be impossible to maintain a good relationship with anyone. Communication is needed so you can understand each other. If you don't understand each other, it could lead to problems like disagreements and arguments. It will be really difficult to solve these problems without communicating.