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14 different types of romantic relationships

June 09, 2017 General

On your quest to find "the special one who will bring true love to your life," you'll date a bunch of other not so great ones(a little sacrifce you will have to make). Only few lucky people find a great relationship—built on compatibility, mutual respect, and sexual attraction—early on. The majority of us have to have a one or a mix of the other types of relationships there are.To understand what a functional relationship should look like. Here are 14 different types of romantic relationships you will almost certainly have experience of before you find long-term joy in the arms of that "special one".

1) Co-dependable Relationship

In this relationship, you are always drawn to your partner no matter what; you just can't get them out of your head; you or your partner (or both of you) cannot function fully well without the other person being around. You and this other person feel sadness and anxiety when you’re not around one another as other areas of your life suffer the consequences of one another absence. As the relationship grows, you’ll often extra-ordinary things to keep this person’s love burning like HELL—You often find yourself cancelling trips you planned with friends, to spend more quality time with this person, or give up a great job to have more time with this special someone.

2) The lone Wolf Romance

You’re a “Always busy Couple.”You and your partner understand that: two people who do not know how or are not willing to compromise and sacrifice for the relationships are stingy but yet neither of you wants to compromise. You always put yourself ahead of your partner, and vice versa. You’re both super focused on your careers, or your own separate social lives thus leaving your relationship to die off slowly second-by-second, minute-by-minute and day-by-day. You basically just meet up for talks or maybe sex when it’s convenient for both of you. Here, love is not a priority but a minority.

3) Dominating Relationship

At some point (I hate to break it to you) but, unfortunately, you’ll date someone who controls you a lot. He or she will set all the rules for the relationship, and you will see no logical reason in defying them other than to follow them. Something about this person makes you spineless. You don’t even see how ridiculous your partner's rules are, such as a rule that bans you from going out with friends without him, or that you stop talking to every of your male friends as he sees them all as threats, or every given holidays are to be spent with his family and not yours. It will look like a spell to your friends, but for some reason it will look "Just Normal to you" to you. And you’ll feel great fear around ever speaking your mind or demanding something from this person.

4) Mirror Rebound Romance

This is one of the many different types of relationships in life as you see a reflection of yourself in this other person involved in the relationship; someone who just went through a single or a couple of breakups and need love to cover up the pain they are feeling, or so they thought. This relationship is very fragile and almost never works out because it is built on the fear of facing the reality of your recent breakup, rather than focusing on this new person and whether or not they are compatible for you.

5) Open Hearts

We might get a little wild at some point and give this relationship a try (not recommended). In this type of relationship, the two individuals are emotionally committed to one another, but give consent to freely sleep with other people they like. This type of relationship mostly only works when both parties aren’t "that emotionally" invested in one another. The end result is usually HEARTBREAK.

6) Exhausting Partner

You honestly want love, you meet someone who totally gets it, and so you’re willing to make a lot of changes for it. You change your personality; the way you think, talk, dress, and socialize for him or her. He or she does the same for you (you felt a bit happy). Both of you completely have no interest in one another’s passions and hobbies, but you fake interest and attend all related event. You look happy to the outside world, but it’s actually the most exhausting and boring relationship you’ve ever been in your entire life.

7) Toxic

Okay, there exists different types of romantic relationships in life which will certainly occur to you (good or bad) but trust me, a toxic relationship is the second most exhausting relationship you’ll ever be in. This is the one that will leave you feeling emotionally, mentally and physically immobile. The toxic relationship is one deadly relationship you don't want to be in; history records death for either of the two patners.The attraction here is usually extreme, and each partner with a different moral, opinions and integrity(all you do is fight). You bring out the worst in each other. But you can’t stay away from each other. You’re always on edge in this relationship. It’s like being drawn to your nemesis; very fatal attraction indeed.

8) Temporary

It's a good distraction for a while and is fun for now as you both do not intend and make plans for your future. You couldn’t claim anything is wrong with the guy(you also enjoy having crazy-high sex with him).Spending quality time with him or her is on top of your To-Do List but that real umps isn’t there—This person is not filling that void in you and you often feel empty afterwards.

9) Friend-Zone

Everything is great with him except one thing: you and he do not feel like having sex with one another (Heck, he doesn’t even get an erection with you around)-It feels like kissing your brother; wierd. You can have a fun day, connect on so many levels, but when it comes to the bedroom, his and your blood runs cold.

10) Purely sexual

This is the opposite of the "FRIENDZONE relationship". When you call or text one another, it’s almost always to spend time immediately in preparation for some mind blowing sex. You spend most of your together time in the bedroom. You know that you have great sexual chemistry together, but for some reason neither of you ever feel compelled to explore your chemistry in other areas.

11) Prize possession

While still progressing in your quest, you will date a rich or super handsome man; this too is also among the different types of romantic relationships because you’re just intrigued by what life is like and what it has to offer with that man or woman on your arm. You’ve seen many gold diggers who appear happy with filthy rich gentlemen they call "Lovers or Husbands", or your delighted friend who is always with a model-So you give it a go. Bear in mind that if you’re an emotionally sound person, this won't last for long because you will always crave real connection.

12) The Super Guy

There are like 10 different types of boyfriends you will like to pick from but will date this one guy, why? Because you should. He seems to be "PERFECT" as everybody—your friends, your family, complete strangers—think this guy is perfect. He’s handsome, he has a high paying job, he has a good sense of humor, he is kind, he is 100% totally marriage and father material and he treats you like a queen. But again, the umps factor is missing. He or she doesn’t excite you. You both have great conversations and enjoy the company of one another, but that special connection just isn’t happening.

13) Long distance

During one of your try out of different types of romantic relationships, you’ll try out a long distance relationship. You’ll tell yourself repeatedly that this one will work out just fine. And you’ll love going to visit him o her—it will feel like a vacation every time. But eventually, you’ll realize you don’t want want this person he or she doesn’t want you too, flights are getting more expensive and you’re tired of missing out on exciting things happening with friends back at home.

14) Emotional affair

This affair is always tricky and can ruin your life if borders are not set.Also, you probably will not realize it the first time you get into one of these, so we’ll give you a freebie. But at one point, you will develop an ever growing intimate, emotional connection with a man or woman who is already in a committed relationship, or when you yourself are in a committed relationship. Nothing physical ever happens (as long as you set boundaries; if you don’t, something might happen), but you share many secrets (dark ones inlucluded) with this person, you get anxious when you’re going to see him or her, and if you think about it, your or his partner wouldn’t really approve of this kind of relationship as it has a lot of bad consequences attached to it.

You’re Thoughts?

Here are 14 different types of romantic relationships that can occur to you on your journey to find true Love. Which of them have you experienced? We will like to hear them; kindly from them in the comment section below. Thanks!

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Balogun Owomide likes Blogging about day to day topics and challenges we face through life on https://penmyemotions.com.
I write about Love, dating, happiness,Scam ,Health and Christianity. I'll discuss it all on Adventure. Know my opinions and the life challenges I face. Hopefully my advice will be helpful to you as My blog is about helping people to make sense of past, present and future relationships so that they can live a happy life.


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