chapter  2
Review of relationship-based research
WithRosa Antonia Carrillo
Pages 23

Relationship is a biological and psychological phenomenon that binds people together for survival. It is also about power. When it fails to meet expectations it can tear apart groups and organizations. Relationship is always present but its quality and strength depends on how much it is felt and recognized. Relationship is not to be confused with equality. It is an exchange of energy where each party contributes to varying degrees to mutual survival. Relationship can be but isn’t necessarily about liking someone or being friends. It is simply a state of being connected.