Information on relationships
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This is the 21st century, a time when cellphones and laptops rule the world. A time when relationships aren’t as conventional as they used to be. People are in open relationships, and although they’re open, they’re still RELATIONSHIPS and relationships have rules .
In life there's hardly anything as difficult as going it alone; having someone to lean on can make even the bitterest of life's blows tolerable. Research even suggests that relationships are as vital to our health as good nutrition and regular exercise, perhaps more so (see: health benefits of relationships ). Human relationships have an incredible complexity and variety which psychologists have only just begun to fathom.
Many of us are familiar with Donald Rumsfeld's famous (and surprisingly useful) taxonomy of knowledge: There are known knowns. These are things we know that we know.
"Can't We Talk?" (condensed from: You Just Don't Understand) by Deborah Tannen A married couple was in a car when the wife turned to her husband and asked, "Would you like to stop for a coffee?" "No, thanks," he answered truthfully. So they didn't stop.