Please take this short survey if you have a relationship with a material or natural object. People have reported deep, lasting, inspiring and comforting relationships with objects as various as teddy bears and blankets, roller coasters, sound boards, cars, trees, rocks and rivers. My intention is learn more about object relationships and reassure people who experience these relationships that they are normal, natural and common. Results will be posted on my website at

If you're interested in sharing your experience further in a personal, in-depth interview, please contact me through the website. Thanks and best wishes to all respondents,

* 1. What is the kind of object with which you have a relationship? Please type your answer in the box below. Feel free to add the object's name. Examples: Teddy Bear named Joe. A car I call Suzie.

* 2. How long have you had this relationship?

* 3. What benefits do you get from your relationship with your object? Please type your answer in the box below and use as many words as you need. Examples: I feel great when I'm with my object. It comforts me. It speaks to me and inspires my poetry.

* 4. How public is your relationship with your object?

* 5. What do most other people think of your object relationship?
(Please choose the one best answer.)

* 6. My relationship with my object is . . .
(Please choose as many answers as apply.)

* 7. If I lost my object or it was destroyed, I would feel . . .
(Please choose the one best answer.)

* 8. Which of the following best describes the other relationships in your life?

* 9. What is your age and gender?

  Under 18 19-29 30-39 40-49 50+

* 10. Please use this space to share anything you'd like to about your relationship. Many thanks for your participation!