Intimate Relationships & Marriage
Relationships Are you in a 'situationship'? What it is and how to get out of it The undefined romantic relationship isn't necessarily a bad thing. But it's important to know when it's no longer healthy. Unlike being friends with benefits or in an official relationship, a situationship lacks clear boundaries. Less than a relationship, but more than a casual encounter or booty call, a situationship refers to a romantic relationship that is, and remains, undefined. A situationship is that space between a committed relationship and something that is more than a friendship. On the one hand, removing the pressure of putting parameters on what the relationship is and isn't can be freeing — as long as both parties are okay with leaving things open. On the flip side, not knowing where you stand can be detrimental, especially if one party wants more of a commitment. The pros and cons of situationships You've met someone new, and things seem to be going well.
Around might be love. There might be commitment. There might be a concrete friendship at its core. Worth it — but hard. Desire feeds animal intimacy which in turn feeds association, nurturance and the protective guard about relationships. Intimate relationships in which appeal has faded can take on the shape of housemates or colleagues. Around can still be love and a deep emotional bond in these relationships, there might even still be femininity, but without desire the way we see ourselves and feel about ourselves changes and will ultimately play absent in the relationship. Understanding the character of desire is key to accomplishment it back. The intensity of appeal in relationships will ebb and arise.