Types of Relationships

We all interact with people in our lives. Even the most obscure hermit had parents at some point in his life. So this list is devoted to the types of relationships we can forge throughout our lives. I’ll no doubt forget a few along the way, so this may be a work in progress as my brain comes up with more!

  1. Husband
  2. Wife
  3. Boyfriend
  4. Girlfriend
  5. Fiancé 
  6. Friend
  7. Best friend
  8. Mother
  9. Father
  10. Son
  11. Daughter
  12. Brother
  13. Sister
  14. Coworker
  15. Boss
  16. Employee
  17. Customer
  18. Aunt 
  19. Uncle
  20. Cousin
  21. Niece
  22. Nephew
  23. Grandmother
  24. Grandfather
  25. Granddaughter
  26. Grandson
  27. In-Laws (too many types to name!)
  28. Exes (significant others)
  29. Steps (parents, children)
  30. Greats (grandparents, grandchildren, aunts, uncles)
  31. Acquaintance
  32. Spiritual Leader (pastor, priest, rabbi, etc)
  33. Pet (c’mon, our pets are like family!)

Katrina Martin

Katrina Martin is the owner of Katrina's Resources and a B-6 certified teacher in New York State. She specializes in elementary education and curriculum development. You can read her blog at KatrinasResources.com or view her educational resources on TeachersPayTeachers.com.

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