Thursday, September 8, 2016

Relationships Beyond Romance: Recap and Your Opinion (Hannah)

Welcome to the Relationships Beyond Romance Index

The Relationships Beyond Romance series is now complete with a total of seven posts!  If you missed one, check it out!

1) Overt Friendships are friendships between non-related people that are characterized by positive interactions.

2) Covert Friendships also involve non-related people who genuinely care about each other, but to outsiders, the interactions between the two do not appear friendly because the characters consistently tease each other, compete with each other, or in some other way act unkindly to each other.

3) Parent-Child relationships are the first and most powerful, because they can prepare a child for a bright future or leave deep emotional scars.

4) Siblings have unique relationships.  Although every situation is different, the defining characteristic here is family.  Siblings generally don't choose each other, like friends do.  Whether through birth, marriage, adoption, or other circumstances, siblings are linked together forever through the special bond of family.

5) Sibling groups can be some of the most riveting bonds in fiction, and can even link together several series.

6) Mentors drive the inner growth of the main character and push him to grow and become a better person.

7) Partners and Companions are the most common types of non-romantic relationships.  Stories are often driven by the cooperation or conflict between teammates.

What did you think?

This is the first series on this blog, so how do you think it turned out?

a) Do you like having a series of posts on one topic, or would you rather have use cover many different topics?

b) Did the series feel too long, too short, or just right?

c) Did you like how the series posts were spread out so there were other posts in between, or would you rather have the series posts closer together?

d) Is there anything you particularly liked, or something we could improve?

e) Most importantly, would you be interested in seeing another series on this blog?

We would love to hear your input!

Thanks so much for reading!
~ Hannah


  1. This series was terrific. :) I loved the in-depth analysis of various types of relationships, along with all the examples. I thought it was a little on the long side, but the large number of posts was needed to cover this important topic. The one thing I would prefer to change is having posts on other topics interspersed with the series. My preference is to have the series uninterrupted. Other than that, I don't think there's anything I would change!


    1. Thank you so much! I really enjoyed writing it. I would also like to have the series uninterrupted, so I will see what I can do about that in the future, although it might be difficult with our current posting schedule. I am glad you enjoyed the series so much! I had a blast writing it, and I am glad it turned out well. :D

  2. Enjoyed this series very much! My preference would be to continue with a series uninterrupted. The posts were comprehensive and educational! And yes, I would enjoy seeing more like this. Can't think of anything to improve, as all of the entries were well done. My favorite post examined relationships with parents and how deeply they impact their children's lives. Your comments were particularly poignant within that post! Thanks for all the hard work.

    1. Like I said to Brenna, I think it would be good to go uninterrupted but it might take some schedule reworking. Thank you so much for your kind words! I loved writing this series, and I am very glad you enjoyed it as well.

  3. Thanks, Hannah! I really enjoyed this series as well. I think romantic relationships get so much attention in , but it is great to encourage other types of relationships! Thank you!

    1. You are welcome! I hope this series helped remind everyone how much relationships matter, and that there are so many beyond just romance. Thank you for reading!


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