... I would like a option that would default Person 2 to the root person. This would elimate the requirement that I search for myself.
If I wanted to determine another relationship not including myself, I should be allowed to overide myself as Person 2.
I would prefer this second person be initialized with that same person identified and recorded from the "Tools", "Set relationships...", "Set relationships" dialog.
When I wanted another person I simply press the "Person 2" button and the "Select the second person" window opens to that "Set relationships" person as the starting point in the list rather than the top of the list.
IF you want the closest direct relationship to you, Highlight yourself and go to Tools> Set relationships> click Set relationships. You will then see in the Status Bar at the bottom of the RM main screen the relationship of the highlighted person to yourself at all times
The relationship (as can be shown in the Status Bar) of the highlighted person to myself (or the person of my choice) is only part of the puzzle. The chart shows the how and who is envolved in the relationship.