Love is all you need. Do you think this quote applies to our lives realistically? I mean if that were true, why would any of us take the efforts (required) to tend to a relationship and strengthen it? For me a relationship requires so much more than love. Yes, love is where it all starts, love is the very reason that two people are together, but can we ignore the other essentials of a healthy relationship? I don't think so. And if you think otherwise, listed below are 5 essential elements of a healthy relationship with the reasons as to why I think so. Read through and see if that changes your point of view.