Relationships are the connections you share with someone, both romantic and nonromantic. Relationships can be casual, long-term, or casual, and they can involve many different kinds of activities.
People in relationships have the support they need to take risks and pursue their goals. They can try new things and know they have a “soft place to fall” if the new activity doesn’t work out. They can also help each other through challenges, such as health crises. People in long-term relationships learn how to communicate effectively and resolve conflict, which can strengthen their bond.
A relationship can be physical, emotional, or intellectual. In a healthy relationship, each partner makes the other feel happy. They show affection, such as touching, hugging, and kissing. They share their interests and passions. They help each other reach their goals, and they celebrate the accomplishments of each other. They are trustworthy and respectful of each other’s boundaries. They make each other laugh and keep things interesting. They are devoted to each other, but they still have separate lives and friends.
Relationships can be monogamous or nonmonogamous. Monogamous relationships are defined as a committed partnership between two people who agree to have only one primary mate or romantic interest, and who commit to being in a sexual relationship with that person. Nonmonogamous relationships are defined as a sexual relationship between two or more people who are not married to each other, but who share commitments and mutual respect.