Have you ever been with someone with whom you share a relationship that is a lot more than being just friends but less than a defined, committed relationship? If yes, my dear friend, you’ve been in a situationship.
Because people have grown so scared of commitment and the responsibility a committed relationship brings, people have stopped committing to people. Because of that, situationships have really become a trend.
Nowadays people are more comfortable with being in an undefined relationship rather than committing to it. However, situationship do not often see a happy ending. Therefore, not being able to get out of a situationship can be distressing.
Also Read: 10 Things To Do When Feeling Frustrated
And we are going to help you find a better way… Let’s understand the meaning of situationships, What are the signs that shows you are in situationship relationship and how you can end this?
Lets get Started!
What Is A Situationship?
Situationship is understood to be a new generation thing but has existed for a long time. In the olden days, people had not labeled situationships by any name, nor did they understand this concept very well.
Therefore, situationships are called modern-day things. The basic meaning of a situationship is to be in an in-between space which is ‘not in a relationship’ but definitely ‘more than just friends’. It’s like you’re too close to someone but not close enough to commit to each other.
In the recent past, more and more people have been choosing to be in a situationship rather than a relationship because it feels more open and free. A relationship is a bigger commitment and a situationship comes with zero commitments whatsoever.
Types Of Situationships
Just like we have a vast range of relationships, situationships can also come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Not everyone is looking for the same thing in a situationship. Therefore, depending on the requirements and needs situationships can be divided into various types. Let’s have a look at them:
The Convenience Situationship: it is formed on convenience usually when one lacks time and can’t invest in an emotional connection.
The Passionate Situationship: is when both partners are passionately into each other but for some reason cannot take the next step or commit to each other.
The Friends-With-Benefits Situationship: it is when your friendship is more sexual but you don’t see each other as a potential date but just a shoulder to lean on when needed.
The One-Sided Situationship: it is when one partner is more interested in making it a relationship but the other is not so ready yet.
The Purely Physical Situationship: it is when people see each other only for a physical connection. It doesn’t involve any emotions or commitment at all.
The Almost-Relationship Situationship: it is when both partners have reached a point where they could commit to one another but they have just not said the right words yet.
The Drunk-Dial Situationship: it is when two people spend time with each other occasionally, especially after a night out. It involves rare phone calls and meetings after one has had a lot to drink that night.
The Office Situationship: it is when two people working in the same office have become more than friends.
The Comfortable Situationship: it is when both are extremely comfortable with each other and know exactly what the other wants. They are both comfortable with this arrangement.
The In-Denial Situationship: it is when one or both clearly like each other but are in denial. It can be either because they are too afraid to own up to their feelings or do not want to spoil the friendship they share.
The Commitment-Phobic Situationship: it is when one or both are too scared to commit to each other so they choose to stay in an undefined relationship.
The Rebound Situationship: it is when one or both get into a situationship only to fill the void that has been created because of their recent breakup.
Signs You’re In A ‘Situationship’
1. You’re very inconsistent when it comes to plans or spending time or doing things together
If you and your partner does not love to plan things together and spending time together for a long time, then it is a red flag for you. You
2. You Don’t Want to label or name your Situationship
Another Sign You Are Stuck In a Situationship that you don’t want to be committed, and don’t want to reach any milestones in your relationship because you dont have any natural attachment to your partner.
3. Your partner is Romantically Involved with Other
If you and your partner is romantically involved with one or more people then its the sign you are in a situationship.
4. You dont want to Know their friends and family
another sign you can recognize about situationship is that neither they or you are intrested to know more about them, their family and friends. your partner only take you on short dates or last minute plan, they never involve in your family gatherings and friends get together.
5. You Dont Make Future Plans
Generally people in Legit relationship think about their future together, their career, their marriage, child many more. If you dont not imagine your life with your partner that means you are in a situationship.
6. You Dont Want to Take Care of your Partner
If your partner fall sick, Do you think about bringing soup to your partner, take care of you partner while they are feeling low? No? Then My Dear You are not in a legit relationship. You are trapped in to situationship.
7. You Dont want to Finish Your Day with Your partner
One of the Common traits of legit relationship is you want to start and end your day with your partner, you want to talk about your whole day, small details.
How To Get Out Of A Situationship?
When you get into a situationship, you know that it will have to end someday. It can either turn into a relationship or you might have to part ways. However, getting out of situationship can be as tricky as that from a relationship.
Therefore, if you are in a situationship, here’s what you can do;
- Know what you want and don’t want: it is very important to know and understand your requirements. It is the only way you will be able to justify your actions and decisions. Do some self-reflection and identify your needs.
- Be honest with your partner: it is important to let your partner know how you feel about this situationship. The best part about a situationship is that you haven’t made any commitment yet. So, honestly tell your partner how you feel.
- Communicate well: it is important to voice out your concerns so that both of you can make wise decisions. Always communicate your thoughts and feelings to avoid any misinterpretation or misunderstanding.
- Make a choice: make sure you evaluate your situationship and how your life has been before and during it. You can’t always be stuck in the middle, make a choice that is good for both of you.
That’s All Folks!
I hope you found this blog about situationships helpful, informative, and thought-provoking. Do share this blog with your friends and family so that we all know what situationships are and what’s the psychology behind them.
Thanks for reading.
Take care and stay safe.