Why do partnerships matter? The difference between a friendship and a partnership, a relationship and a marriage, or a job and a passion is the set agreements that are made between the people involved in that new committed relationship. In a circle, there are agreed upon norms that are set by the group before beginning a circle talk. This allows for a level of trust to be established between even strangers. A partnership is established when two people or groups of people come together under an agreed upon set of norms to establish a sense of trust going into their next “circle talk” of life. We want to celebrate our new partnership with Restoration Matters.