What are the different types of relationships do we have as we grow up?
What is the importance of these intimate relationships to our growth?
1. Relationship with mother
What are the different types of relationships? Our earliest intimate relationship is with our mother. The birth of a new life begins with a fertilized egg. The sperm from the father and the egg from the mother meet and are nurtured in the womb for 280 days.
This experience is crucial for everyone, but many times we forget about it. Remembering this time has an inescapable significance for each of us to link with our mother and to be grateful for her.
2. The relationship with breast milk
What are the different types of relationships? When we are born, we complete the separation from our mother’s womb. Then the most intimate relationship is established with mom’s breast, which is our 2nd intimate relationship.
Psychology places special importance on the quality of the relationship between the child and the mother’s breast. The quality of this relationship affects all the relationships that a child grows up with later. So the kind of attitude a mother uses to breastfeed can have a very significant impact on a child’s development.
3. Relationship with the father
As the child grows up, the father joins in to form our 3rd intimate relationship. What are the different types of relationships? With the addition of the father, the child slowly moves away from the binary relationship with the mother, thus accepting the influence of other relationships.
4. Relationship with siblings
The 4th intimate relationship is the sibling relationship, that is, the relationship with siblings. No matter what age we are, we can’t grow up without the influence of our peers.
What are the different types of relationships? A good sibling relationship will help us manage our relationships as adults. So it is not optional. If you are the only child in your family, you may lack this close relationship.
5. Relationship with classmates
The 5th and 6th intimate relationships are with classmates and with teachers. Starting from kindergarten, we slowly move out from home. What are the different types of relationships? The relationships with parents and with fellow students in the home will transfer to teachers and classmates.
6. Relationship with teachers
That means the teacher will become a substitute for the parents outside the family, and the classmates will become a substitute for the siblings outside the family. So the relationship with the teacher in kindergarten depends on the relationship we have with our parents at home, and the relationship we have with our classmates depends on the relationship we have with our siblings at home.
What are the different types of relationships? If we have a good relationship with our parents and siblings at home, then we will enter kindergarten very well.
The family of origin is the earliest place where we are socialized, and school is the second. As children get older and start to enter school, the relationship with teachers and classmates, I am afraid, will slowly overtake the relationship with parents and siblings.
7. Relationship with friends
The 7th relationship is the friend relationship. As we grow up slowly, we need friends. In addition to classmates, teachers and siblings, we need a further level of relationship.
So friends are developed. What are the different types of relationships? Friendship in this context refers to friendships developed with people of the same sex. It is used to replace or make up for, the shortage of the previous intimate relationships, so that we can get more spiritual and emotional dependence.
8. Relationship with the lover
The eighth relationship is a lover relationship. What are the different types of relationships? As we enter adolescence, we add one more intimate relationship – that of a lover. In this period, our inner sexual excitement will come out, which will make us interested in the opposite sex.
So we will have an inner desire to have contact with the opposite sex and also have sexual fantasies to have further intimate contact with them. Then the drive to reproduce will come out. This relationship is preparing us to go into marriage.
9. Couple relationship
When we successfully complete the lovers’ relationship stage, we will enter our 9th intimate relationship, the couple relationship. What are the different types of relationships? The relationship between husband and wife will be affected by the previous relationships, especially by the relationship between parents, and our relationship with parents of the opposite sex, and the relationship with siblings of the opposite sex, and the relationship with classmates of the opposite sex.
10. Parent-child relationship
What are the different types of relationships? After marriage and the birth of a child, we enter the 10th intimate – parent-child relationship. Here the parent-child relationship is different from our parent-child relationship in our family of origin, because our role has changed.
11. Relationship with ourselves
The 11th intimacy is the child-parent relationship. after the age of 18, all of our relationships with our parents are child-parent relationships. What are the different types of relationships? When we become adults, how we see our parents and how we build a more harmonious and harmonious relationship with them affects the kind of parents we will become.
The last one is the relationship between ourselves and ourselves, which is very easy to ignore. When we have a sense of self, then our inner self will split into at least two “selves”.
What are the different types of relationships? The relationship between these two selves affects our growth and quality of life. So the relationship between the ego and the self is often the key to growth, and this part of the relationship is often overlooked.
When exploring gender relationships, we need to have a broader perspective to see that in addition to the intimacy of gender relationships, we will have 11 other intimate relationships in our life.
These kinds of intimate relationships, how well they are managed, have an indispensable impact on the intimacy of both sexes.
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