Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Interpersonal relationships are social relations, connections, or affiliations between two or more people. They vary in conflicting levels of intimacy and
sharing, implying the discovery or establishment of common ground, and may be centered on something(s) shared in common. The study of relationships is
of anxiety to sociology, psychology and anthropology.The discovery or establishment of ordinary ground between individuals is a fundamental component for lasting interpersonal relationships. Loss of common
ground, which may occur over time, may tend to end interpersonal relationships.For each relationship type, necessary skills are needed, and without these skills higher relationships are not possible. Systemic coaching advocates a
hierarchy of relationships, from friendship to worldwide order. Expertise in each relationship type in this hierarchy requires the skills of all preceding
relationship types. Interpersonal relationships through consanguinity and affinity can persist despite the absence of love, affection, or frequent ground. When
these relationships are in prohibited degrees, sexual familiarity in them would be the taboo of incest.Marriage and civil union are relationships unbreakable and regularized by their legal sanction to be "respectable" building blocks of society. In the United
States the de-criminalization of homosexual sexual dealings in the landmark Supreme Court decision, Lawrence v. Texas (2003) facilitated the
"mainstreaming" of gay extended term relationships, and broached the option of the legalization of same-sex marriages in that country.

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