It’s Time to Make the Relationship Status Quo Great Again
Consider, Reality and Options.
Many people find that they are not happy in their relationships. Relationships take effort. They are two-way streets, meaning that both parties need to work to go smoothly.
The relationship status quo is what most people are in when their relationships are not perfect, but they have no idea how to make it better. But both parties are still willing to make it work.
If both people want to make it work, they will find a way. The key is communication and working towards common goals. If you can do these two things, your relationship will be successful!
What is a Relationship?
A relationship is an association between two people or things that have developed over time. A relationship is often a personal connection between friends or romantic partners.
Different types of relationships exist; friendships, romantic relationships, familial relationships, and intimate relationships. Yet, the word ‘‘relationship’’ can also refer to a bond between two or more people. It can describe the connection between friends or family members and represent the relation between two things.
Relationships are complex and can be challenging to navigate. The relationship between two people can change over time, for better or worse, depending on the situation. Humans need each other to feel complete; they need someone who can understand them, support them, and sometimes protect them. Relationships are meaningful because they provide us with this connection and support.
Communication & Transparency.
Communication is one of the most important aspects of any relationship. While it can be challenging to maintain open lines of communication with someone, it is worth the effort. You must know that you can be honest about your feelings and thoughts.
Communication and transparency are essential to keep your relationships healthy and happy. Never be afraid to ask for what you want in your relationships- whether that means asking for more time, more space, or more honesty from your partner. If you don’t ask, you will never know what is possible.
When it comes to relationships, there are no guarantees. But, if both parties are willing to work at it and put in the effort, then a relationship can be successful. Relationships need compromise and understanding; they are not always easy, but they can be worth it!
How We Fall In & Out Of Love As Told By Evolutionary Psychologists.
Ever wondered why you fall in love with one person and not another? Why one day you can’t get enough of your partner, but the next you’re looking for the exit door? If so, then evolutionary psychology has some exciting insights for you.
Evolutionary psychology is a relatively new branch of psychology that tries to understand human behavior in the light of our evolutionary history. It’s based on the idea that many of our psychological traits can be traced to adaptations that helped us survive and reproduce in prehistoric times.
For example, men might be attracted to women who look like their mothers because they are more likely to be fertile (and it turns out fertility is an attractive quality). In contrast, women might be attracted to men with facial hair because this indicates they are older — which would mean they are more likely to provide resources for their offspring.
Evolutionary psychologists have proposed all sorts of theories about love and attraction. One of the most popular is the theory of “parental investment.” According to this theory, we are attracted to people who represent an excellent reproductive investment. In other words, we’re attracted to people who can offer us things that will help us produce healthy children — like resources, protection, and care.
While it’s impossible to boil down human love and attraction into a single scientific formula, evolutionary psychology provides some interesting insights into why we do the things we do when it comes to relationships.
Many people are unhappy in their relationships because they have unrealistic expectations about what a relationship should be.
We are living in the age of social media. It’s hard not to compare our relationships to those we see online. We scroll through our Instagram and Facebook feeds and are constantly bombarded with images of seemingly perfect couples who seem to have it all figured out. It’s no wonder that many of us start to feel like we’re falling behind in the relationship “game.”
Before you start worrying that your relationship isn’t good enough, take a step back and remember that what you see on social media is often not an accurate representation of reality.
So what does this mean for you? Well, it means that you should stop comparing your relationship to others. Relationships are unique because people are, well, unique!
New Sexual/Romantic Relationship Paradigm.
As our society becomes more and more digital, relationships are changing. We no longer need to be in the same room or even on the same continent to communicate. We can now text, call, email, tweet — you name it. This has given rise to new relationships different from what we had before.
These types of relationships come with different challenges and rewards than traditional ones. It’s worth considering what kind of relationship you want before you start dating someone.
So, what are the different types of relationships? Well, there are three main types:
Monogamous Relationships: In a monogamous relationship, both partners agree to be sexually and emotionally exclusive. This type of relationship is the most common in our society, and it comes with a lot of benefits, like trust, commitment, and security.
Polyamorous Relationships: A polyamorous relationship in which both partners agree to have many sexual and emotional connections with other people. This type of relationship can be rewarding because it allows for greater intimacy than traditional monogamous relationships.
Open Relationships: An open relationship is one in which both partners agree to be sexually and emotionally exclusive and allow for outside sexual and emotional connections.
No matter what type of relationship you’re interested in having or already have, remember that all kinds of relationships come with certain benefits and challenges. No romantic partnership will ever be perfect because people are not perfect.
Relationships get better when we think critically about them rather than accepting the status quo as reality without considering alternatives!
Relationships are a two-way street…. or three or four-way! So it’s vital that all involved are happy. Relationships should be a win-win situation, not a lose-lose one! Don’t you think?
This article was first published on Medium.com