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A committed relationship is an interpersonal relationship based upon agreed-upon commitment to one another involving love, trust, honesty, openness, or some other behavior. Forms of committed relationships include close friendship, long-term relationships, engagement, marriage, and civil unions.
Non-romantic and/or non-sexual committed relationships
- Family: a group of people related by consanguinity or affinity
- Friendship: certain kinds of friendships are committed, such as best friends forever, bromance, blood brother, and womance
Committed romantic and/or sexual relationships
- Marriage: a legal, religious, and social binding between people.
- Monogamy: having a single long-term romantic and sexual partner
- Polyamory: encompasses a wide range of relationships; polyamorous relationships may include both committed and casual relationships.
- Group marriage: marital arrangement where three or more adults enter into marriage
- Sexual fidelity: not having other sexual partners other than one's committed partner, even temporarily
- Hookup culture: a culture encouraging numerous and sometimes anonymous sexual partners
- Sexual infidelity: having a sexual relationship without a commitment to have no other sexual partners
- Serial monogamy: having a series of monogamous relationships, one after the other
- Open relationship: having a partner without excluding other romantic or sexual involvement
- Open marriage: marital arrangement where partners agree that each may engage in extramarital sexual or romantic relationships
- Polygamy: having multiple married partners
- Promiscuity: having casual sexual partners at will (compare with chastity)
- Relationship anarchy: having relationships that develop as an agreement between those involved, rather than according to predetermined rules or norms.
- Shipping: followers of either real-life people or fictional characters to be in a romantic or sexual relationship
- Love–hate relationship: intense simultaneous or alternating emotions of love and hate, a committed frenemy or sibling rivalry
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