15 Day Asexuality Challenge: Day 10

What do relationships mean to you?

I have so few relationships right now and none of them are what I would consider ideal. I blame Hollywood for a lot of things. Society has built up what romantic relationships should look like, what friendships look like, even what family relationships look like and I think those models are very far from reality. Speaking of reality, reality television isn’t much better at portraying relationships (because reality TV is all SCRIPTED!!!).

I think that’s sort of the point really. When dealing with actual relationships there is no script, there are no outtakes, and we kind of just play it by ear. Each relationship is going to be different depending on the individuals involved. I understand that my view is a unique one. Today two of my coworkers just randomly asked for advice about relationships. I was really caught off guard because I’m so bad at interpersonal relationships even though I have a B.A. in Communication Studies. The basis for both of the questions was “What does it mean when…?” and I guess they asked me because of my assigned gender, but the point was they needed outside perspective and I didn’t really have a clue what to tell them. So I guess in a only a few words, relationships are a mystery to me.

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