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Encyclopedia > Long Term Relationship

Long term relationship is a common, contemporary term for intimate interpersonal relationships that may be lifelong and may or may not consist in marriage. Long term relationships are considered the opposite of casual relationships, which are short in duration. People often consider about six months as a reasonable milestone for a relationship to be recognized as long term. The notation "LTR" is used to designate "long term relationship" in personals advertisements. When a long term relationship that is neither a marriage nor a civil union ends and both partners have a financial interest in the relationship, a suit for palimony may be filed by one or both partners. An interpersonal relationship is some relationship or connection between two people. ... “Matrimony” redirects here. ... A casual relationship (sometimes referred to as friends with benefits (FWB), buddies with benies, friends with privileges, cut friends, a fling, or (rarely) a sexualized friendship) is a term used to describe the physical and emotional relationship between two unmarried people who have a sexual relationship or a near-sexual... “Matrimony” redirects here. ... A civil union is a recognized union similar to marriage. ... Palimony is a slang term coined by attorney Marvin Mitchelson in 1977 when his client Michelle Marvin (the former Michelle Triola) filed an unsuccessful suit against actor Lee Marvin. ...


 
 

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