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What Is a Situationship? Experts Share 7 Signs and How to Handle a Lack of Commitment

Man on phone while woman waits - Weena Wise, LCMFT What is a Situationship?
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In short, a situationship is a type of relationship that generally lacks labels and therefore oftentimes, monogamous commitment. “A situationship is a relationship that does not follow the rules that are typically associated with a traditional romantic relationship,” explains Weena Cullins, L.C.M.F.T., a relationship expert in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. “Oftentimes, the status of two people in a situationship is not well defined,” due to complex circumstances or poor communication.


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