There are an almost infinite number of reasons to be in a relationship. Some people want physical closeness. Other people want to have someone to be seen with when they are in public. Sharing the good and bad times in life is one of the best reasons for being in a relationship. No matter how hard people work, their moral values or lifestyle, there will always be good and bad times. Having a partner to share them with makes it easier to remain on an even keel.
It is always easy to share good times with a partner. These are the times when things go right or dreams come true. Almost any partner is willing to share the good times. Bad times are when unplanned events happen that make people sad, angry or devastate them. Having a partner that will stick around during the bad times is when someone knows they have found that rare but good relationship.