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National Situationship Day

Have you ever been in a situationship? 

You know, that in-between stage where you’re not quite in a relationship, but definitely more than just friends? 

If so, you’re not alone. In fact, there’s now a holiday dedicated to celebrating it. 

Last week, on October 4 was National Situationship Day.

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What is a Situationship?

A situationship is a type of relationship that is not clearly defined or labeled. 

It is a romantic and very often sexual relationship that has no clear boundaries or labels.

In a situationship, you and your partner may spend time together, go on dates, or even be intimate with each other, but you do not discuss your relationship status or the future.

The lack of clarity and communication in a situationship often leads to confusion and misunderstandings.

It can be difficult to know where you stand with your partner because there is no commitment to each other.

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How did National Situationship Day come about?

National Situationship Day is a relatively new holiday that celebrates this unique dating style. 

Of course, it is not a government-recognized holiday, but a social media phenomenon that has gained traction in recent years.

The origins of National Situationship Day are somewhat unclear, but it is a lighthearted and fun way for people in situationships to acknowledge their unique situation.

The holiday is typically celebrated on October 4th, although some sources suggest other dates as well.

The rise of social media has played a significant role in the popularity of National Situationship Day. 

The hashtag #NationalSituationshipDay has been used thousands of times on Twitter, Instagram, and other social media platforms.

People are sharing memes, photos, and stories about their own situationships.

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What are some common signs that you’re in a situationship?

Situationships can be confusing, and it can be tough to know if you’re in one. 

Here are some common signs that you might be in a situationship:

  • You haven’t defined the relationship: If you’re not sure if you’re dating or just hanging out, you might be in a situationship. If you haven’t had the “what are we” conversation yet, it’s time to have it.
  • You don’t spend a lot of time together: If you only see each other once in a while, or if you only hang out late at night, you might be in a situationship. If you’re not sure if you’re a priority in his life, it’s time to have a conversation about it.
  • You’re not exclusive: If you’re not sure if you’re the only person he’s seeing, you might be in a situationship. If you’re not comfortable with the idea of him seeing other people, it’s time to talk about exclusivity.
  • You don’t talk about the future: If you’re not making plans for the future, you might be in a situationship. If you’re not sure if he sees a future with you, it’s time to have a conversation about it.
  • You’re not emotionally connected: If you’re not sharing your feelings with each other, or if you don’t feel emotionally connected, you might be in a situationship. If you’re not sure if he’s emotionally invested in the relationship, it’s time to have a conversation about it.

Remember, communication is key in any relationship, even in a situationship. 

If you’re not sure where you stand, it’s important to have an open and honest conversation with the guy you are dating.

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What are some ways to navigate a situationship?

Navigating a situationship can be challenging, but there are some ways to make it easier and less stressful. 

Here are a few tips to help you navigate a situationship:

  • Be honest about your feelings. It’s important to communicate your feelings with the man you are dating, even if you’re not sure where the relationship is going. Being honest about your emotions can help you both understand where you stand and what you want from the relationship.
  • Set boundaries. Establishing boundaries can help you both understand what is and isn’t acceptable in the relationship. This can help prevent misunderstandings and hurt feelings.
  • Communicate regularly. Regular communication is key in any relationship, but it’s especially important in a situationship. Make sure you are on the same page about your expectations and where the relationship is headed.
  • Don’t put all your eggs in one basket. It’s important to remember that a situationship may not turn into a long-term relationship. Don’t put all your hopes and dreams into this one relationship. Keep your options open and continue to meet new people.
  • Take care of yourself. It’s important to prioritize your own well-being in any relationship. Make sure you’re taking care of yourself emotionally, physically, and mentally.

Remember, a situationship can be fun and exciting, but it can also be confusing and stressful.

So make sure to put your needs first, and listen to your gut. 

Related post: Why Do Guys Like Situationships?

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How do you end a situationship?

Ending a situationship can be tough, especially if you have grown attached to the person you are involved with. 

But if you are feeling unfulfilled or unhappy in the relationship, it may be time to end things.

Here are some steps you can take to end a situationship:

  • Be honest: It’s important to be honest with yourself and him about your feelings. If you are not happy in the relationship, it’s better to be upfront about it than trying to make it work desperately.
  • Have a conversation: Sit down with the guy you are seeing and have a conversation about your feelings. Be clear and direct about why you want to end things, but also be respectful and understanding. 
  • Set boundaries: If you decide to remain friends with your ex-partner, it’s important to set boundaries. Be clear about what is and isn’t okay in your friendship and stick to those boundaries.
  • Take time for yourself: Ending a relationship can be emotionally draining, so it’s important to take time for yourself to process your feelings. Spend time with friends and family, engage in self-care activities, and focus on your own personal growth.
  • Cut ties if necessary: If remaining friends with your ex-partner is too difficult or painful, it may be necessary to cut ties completely. This can be a difficult decision, but it’s important to prioritize your own emotional well-being.

Remember that ending a situationship can be tough, but it’s important to prioritize your own happiness and well-being.

Trust yourself and have faith that something will come and then move forward in a positive direction.

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