So never mind nauseatingly sweet relationships, Chronicus Skepticus tells us how yet another holy (-ier-than-thou) bond has been corrupted in our day and age.
I read this awhile ago and grimaced. On reflection though, I am sorry for the people who fall into the categories she describes. After all, emotions are universally human and attraction/affection is one of the most debatable ones. We find our weird ways to cope.
We see person of opposite sex. We like. We stop and think. We invent a name, rules and rituals. And a relationship is born.
Brother Sister Friend Lover Neighbor Boyfriend Girlfriend Classmate Tutor Teacher Mentor Guide Father FatherFigure Mother Colleague Soulmate Nemesis Boss AlterEgo SupportSystem FellowBlogger Punchbag ChildhoodBuddy Uncle Acquaintance Auntie-next-door SecretCrush…
How truly imaginative.