Is a tittle really needed to define a relationship? I mean does it really matter if you never give your relationship a name as long as you are able to both verbalise and agree on the expectations and level of commitment to each other?
I have heard may valid arguments on this subject and thought I would give my view.
I say Heaven YES it matters!!! I understand that the tittle does not define the relationship and the people within do. But If the relationship has no tittle who do you introduce each other as? Friends? Introducing him/ her to another male/ female as a friend gives people opportunity to feel that the person is still available and they have an opportunity in. Although I am not hung on tittles, tittles definitely let other people know the level of commitment and/ or nature of your relationship. Thinking of a relationship without a tittle somehow makes me think of a baby without a name. The name does not define the new born but it definitely adds to their identity.
With regards to relationship I believe it should have an Identity. When People call my name I respond, otherwise we could all be called ‘you’ which removes all significance to who I am and uses general terms to address a Unique me. That’s the same way I feel about relationships that have no tittle it removes the significance of the relationship when addressing it to others ,it somehow adds to the downplay of the seriousness and generalises to remove the feeling of the relationship being special.
But I do understand the counter arguments that sometimes the limited tittles we use such as ‘girlfriend/ boyfriend, partner, Other half’ does not fully reflect the depth and seriousness of the relationship and the tittle in itself does not add to the seriousness or level of commitment necessarily. However who has ever applied for a job with no tittle and just has a rough pay scale on it? I am not aware of anyone. Most people when asked their role are quite clear about their job tittle and what that entails so why is it any different in a relationship. Why does it should it be complicated?
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Crystal Williams UD