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A relationship is a marketplace of transactions that participants mutually concur to be in their favour?
Why does it have to involve transactions?
Definition of 'relationship'
1. countable noun
The relationship between two people or groups is the way in which they feel and behave towards each other.
...the friendly relationship between France and Britain.
2. countable noun
A relationship is a close friendship between two people, especially one involving romantic or sexual feelings.
Both of us felt the relationship wasn't really going anywhere.
3. countable noun
The relationship between two things is the way in which they are connected.
When thinking of whether or not to develop a relationship, you have to be like sir Alan sugar considering a business deal. You have to think what’s in it for me? If the answer is nothing, and the other party is just taking taking taking, you have to, with regret, fire them for your own good, difficult though this may be.
If only I followed this advice.