• Crystal Baran

Relationship VS Situationship… That is the question


I had a really good conversation with a client the other day and we were talking about personal romantic relationships. We were discussing their past romances and in the discussion, they were using a word I had never heard of before: SITUATIONSHIP


I was intrigued by the word and I couldn’t get it out of my head. I had to look it up and see what it was all about because all that kept popping into my head was how negative that word sounded. It turns out that this is an actual term in the Urban Dictionary. Healthline defines it as follows:


“A situationship is a romantic relationship that's undefined or uncommitted. It may be based on convenience or short-term circumstances. That doesn't mean a situationship can't have some or even all the trappings of a regular relationship, including an emotional connection”.


After I did some research I started to think and began to ask a lot of questions. As a woman who has been in a long term relationship for many years, how are the single generation of today able to navigate the romantic relationship waters if they are swimming in a sea of uncertainty? Do we consciously or subconsciously move into these coupledoms with the intention that it will or won’t be a relationship?


As Alice in Wonderland says “Curiouser and curiouser…”



I get it, relationships can definitely be complicated but what happens if we start to refer to all of our romantic interactions with someone as a “situationship”? Does that automatically put you at a disadvantage with the Universe? Have we now created an unconscious limiting belief?


I have been working with people 1:1 and often times we are faced with so many limiting beliefs that block us when it comes to manifesting the life that we want. Most of the time, we don’t even know we have these deep-rooted beliefs that hinder us from amazing results. Sometimes it even comes down to the words we choose… Relationship vs situationship... So today I challenge you to take a look deep inside yourself and ask yourself the following question:


What am I doing to attract the life that I know I want and deserve?


The moral of the story is that although a word exists, it doesn’t mean they need to be in our personal dictionary :)






References

Carly Vandergriendt (March 31, 2020) Is It a Situationship and Does That Matter? Healthline https://www.healthline.com/health/situationship#situationship-signs


Bossotron95 (May 30, 2018) Urban Dictionaryhttps://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Situationship


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