Thursday, January 30, 2014

All the Relationships

I hate the phrase “in a relationship.” So many of my friends talk about how much they just want to find a relationship, how they want to be in a relationship, how their lives would be so much better if they had a relationship.

Aren’t we all in relationships with every single person in our lives?

I have relationships with my friends, relationships with my coworkers, unwanted relationships with those girls from high school who never did know when to keep their opinionated mouths shut. Some are better than others, and some are higher priority than others, but they are all still relationships.

My friends ask me how my relationship is going, and I answer, as if I only have the one. Relationship, I mean, not boyfriend. It’s not that my relationship with my boyfriend is more important to me than my relationships with my family. It’s just that when my friends ask about my family, they directly ask about my family. When they ask about my best friend from high school, they directly ask about my best friend from high school. When they want to know about my boyfriend, they ask about my relationship. See what I mean?

For all of you out there who aren’t in a significant other kind of relationship, and for those of you who are, I think it’s important to remember that we’re all in relationships, each as important as the next. We grow from each relationship, and we learn from every person who enters our lives. These relationships, all of them, are the ones that matter. I think we can all use the reminder every now and then. 

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