Relationships can be a huge part of our lives, whether they are romantic or not. They can also be complicated and messy. But we all want to be in healthy relationships.
Everyone has an image in their head of how they want their relationship to work. They want to share responsibilities and have a finely balanced schedule where they both manage their time and make sure that they can still enjoy their hobbies and interests outside of the relationship. They want to be able to talk about anything that comes up in the relationship and feel confident that they can be open about their feelings, even if it is something that seems weird or sexually inappropriate.
It is important to be able to talk about everything and have an open communication in a relationship, but it is even more important to make sure that you can maintain healthy relationships with friends and family who are not in your relationship. These relationships can help you stay grounded and provide support when the relationship gets stressful or you need a break. Having these other relationships outside of your relationship can also make it easier to deal with things like infidelity, arguments or health problems that may come up in the future.
When people talk about being in a relationship, they usually are talking about a romantic relationship involving both emotional and physical intimacy and some level of commitment that can range from marriage to casual dating or ethical nonmonogamy. But the word relationship is so widely used that it can encompass a variety of different types of relationships, including nonromantic ones.