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4 Major types of relationship you should know.

You may ask yourself “What are the types of relationship we have?The truth is that we have different types of relationship. But I am going to focus on the 4 major types of relationship we have.These four types of relationships are the ones you may likely find yourself in. Every relationship you get into must fall in one of these categories.Before we move to the 4 major types of relationship we have, it is good to know what relationship is all about first. Merriam-Webster defined relationship as ” 1. The state of being related or interrelated” 2. “The relation connecting or binding participants in a relationship: such as kinship. 3 a. “A state of affairs existing between those having relations or dealings. b. ” A romantic or passionate attachment.” All these are the definitions of relationship. Having know the definition of relationship, I will like to take you a little further to what relationship is all about.It is very funny  that a lot of people start up a relationship without knowing what it is all about. Or even the type of relationship they are into.Don’t be surprised that you may be in this categories of people who don’t know the type of relationship they are into. But you don’t have to worry yourself.The purpose of this article is to help you to know the types of relationship we have.Have you ever for a day asked yourself a question like these ” What type of relationship am I into? “What of if I ask help from people. Will I find the answer to my question?Maybe you have been browsing on google to know if you can find an answer to your question (Types of relationship). Don’t worry, here we go!
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4 Major types of relationship you should know.

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1. Casual Relationship:

A Casual Relationship simply means ” A relationship that needs no commitment”. According to Wikipedia,  Casual relationship means ” A physical and emotional relationship between two people who may have casual sexual relationship without expecting commitments.”In this type of relationship it needs no commitment. It is just like being mere friends and close to each other.People in Casual Relationship often overlook commitment. Their main aim is just to be together. Have fun and enjoy themselves.You receive what you want from your partner. He/she receives from you also. The major thing about casual relationship is that it lacks commitment. You are free to date anyone you like.

2. Long Distance Type of Relationship:

A long distance Relationship is the type of relationship between two people who live faraway from each other and are unable to meet on daily basis.Urban Dictionary  defined long distance relationship as ” a strong emotional commitment to one who is faraway. And often beyond physical access most of the time”.Most of long distance relationship don’t succeed. Some end in breakup why others succeed. The reason is because they could not sustain the relationship. Long distance relationship has its own advantages and disadvantages.

Advantages of Long distance  relationship

  1. Privacy: Those in a long distance relationship seems to have their privacy often.  In a long distant relationship, you have the time and opportunity to go to any place you like. Visit friends and so on.
 2. You learn to be independent: Long distance relationship helps you to be independent. It will make you not to depend on your partner all the time. Because you are used to the distance, you no longer worry so much.
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  3. It improves your communication skills:Since the the two partners don’t’ meet often they spend must of their time talking over the phone.By so doing, it will help them to improve in their communication skills They are a lot of advantages of a long distance relationship but I chose to emphasize on this 3. Now we shall consider the disadvantages of long distance relationship. 

Disadvantages of long distance relationship.

  1. Unnecessary Fear: This type of relationship creates fear in the life of both partners.  The fear of loosing each other or breakup . The fear of being abandoned, etc.
  2. Loneliness: Long distance relationship makes one lonely.Your partner lives in a very far place where you cannot meet each other daily.Due to your loyalty or commitment you choose to be lonely till you meet your partner. 3. Suspicion: This type of relationship (long distance relationship) creates suspicion.A times you begin to suspect your partner thinking that he/she is cheating on you. And when suspicion comes in, trust decreases. 4. High tendency to cheat: Another disadvantages of this type of relationship is high tendency to cheat.Because your partner is living faraway from you, you may decide to cheat on him/her. Having known the advantages and the disadvantages of long distance relationship, we shall move on to the 3rd type of relationship we have.   

Open Relationship:

An open Relationship is the type of relationship where both partners agree to have affairs with other people.
It is the type of relationship that allows you to have sexual relation with others.In this type of relationship, the two partners are free to cheat on each other.You cheat on your partner, he/she does the same. No quarrel. Everything is equal to one.This type of relationship allows you to have more than one partner. Or be in more than one relationship.   

Romantic Relationship:

A Romantic Relationship simply means an intimate relationship.A type of relationship with great intimacy.A relationship based on mutual love.In this type of relationship, you are more concerned about your partner’s well being and happiness than yours. Though this type of relationship is often sexual, but they don’t have to be.It is a type of relationship based on mutual respect. Love, concern and affection for one another. That this type of relationship is often sexual does not mean that everyone in this type of relationship engage in sexual activities with their partner.You can be in this type of relationship without involving in sexual act. It is a matter of defining your relationship and making your interest known to your partner.  

In Conclusion of types of relationship:

All other types of relationship falls under this 4 categories. Be it toxic relationship or whatsoever you may call it. The only difference is your partner’s personality. How he/she treats you in the relationship.     

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