Learning Active Record is tough for a newb

But please correct me if i'm wrong:
to better conceptualize all the different relationships, think of them as this:
has_many_in :your_association
has_one_in :your association

I may be wrong but I think you're thinking of the tables rather than the objects the tables represent.

Think of how you would describe the relationship between (using Gareth's example), a Millionaire and his Houses:

A millionaire has many houses
A house belongs to a millionaire

Does that make sense?

Steve

read up on Entity Relationships and learn to draw an E-R Diagram with cardinality this will help you with the concept