in which one or both
people have recently come
out of a painful divorce/long-term relationship; somewhat of a "practice run" for the next serious relationship. More meaningful than a fuck buddy
or friend privilege
, a T/R is monogamous, and involves close friendship, sexual relations, and often
genuine love, but no potential for permanence. Frequently arises between people who were already acquaintances, and is the relationship-equivalent to a halfway house for broken
hearts on the mend.
"I think Jeff
is absolutely amazing and I would love to go out with
him in the future, but I'm still healing from my divorce
and this transitional
Dillon is all I can handle right now".