Types of Relationships

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Whether at home, work, or many other places, people maintain relationships everywhere they go. People have different types of relationships. A person keeps a relationship with their mother, pastor, friend, and boss, but those relationships are all different. When discussing relationships, many factors are involved, such as amount of time spent, amount of intimacy, types of activities, and dependability of the relationship. Ultimately, there are many different types of relationships.

The first type of relationship a person typically has are ones that are formed with a religious setting such as church, temple. The amount of time spent within this relationship varies depending on how the individual devotes to his or her religion. However, the amount of intimacy is usually very high, as one divulges most of their personal problems and issues to this person.

Secondly, another type of common relationship are formed within a club setting such as athletics and parties.

The people in these types of settings may be very close to them, but only within the boundaries of a club. For example, two people on a football team may shed blood, sweat, and tears for each other, but not necessarily be the best of friends after the season. In sports, the time spent with each other is usually a lot, a couple of hours every day at the very least. The amount of intimacy shared within athletics is not always abundant. Likewise, dependability is not required for purposes other than those related to athletics. For example, a football player can depend on his teammates to block for him in the game, but not to help pay off his mortgage.

Third, the party friends type are similar in many ways. People who go to the same parties may see each other all the...