Can we exist in relationships without a label? Are we only someone’s girlfriend, wife, husband, boyfriend, fiance if they declare us as such to the general public?
There are so many different types of relationship now. I like to think we spend our younger years trying out a few of the different ones and working out the ones that might be the right type for us. Some of us re-run this ‘test phase’ in our adult years too when circumstances change. When people change.
But is a relationship only a relationship when someone labels it as such? It’s like that age old question…. When is a date a date? Now I have two theories that have been discussed at length. You either have to hold hands AND share food. Or you have to both agree it is a date ( label) – do you have a different definition? Leave a comment and let me know!
What happens in relationship situations where there is no appropriate label or definition? When people close to the couple involved don’t even know it’s ‘a thing’? Does the lack of acknowledgement of the general population, the lack of validation mean it doesn’t exist ?
I hate to think that our entire romantic life is only defined by the labels applied to it, but in the same way, I do worry …
Will the legacy of a relationship without a label completely disappear as time moves on?