在词汇上一节中我们涉及了difficult relationships那么下面看下successful relationships有哪些是我们不熟悉的：
Now, two years on, things are ______ ______. Initially the kids were _______ to accept me and ______ _______ _______, but I gave up work to spend more time with them, and that's helped to create a closer _______. I've ______ their ______ in other ways, too -- they're prepared to ______ _______ me now, especially the younger one. Vince and I still have our ______ _______ _______ -- who doesn't? -- but I know he _______ the sacrifices I've made, and the way things are now, I'm feeling optimistic.
LOOKING UP; RELUCTANT; MADE THINGS DIFFICULT; BOND; GAINED RESPECT; CONFIDE IN; UPS AND DOWNS; APPRECIATES;