Office politics is one of those things that everyone has to deal with, no matter where they work. Just because the company culture is great, doesn't mean politics aren't in play.
Building a good relationship with your boss isn’t always an easy thing to do, but to ensure success in your role and even later in your career its necessary. We’re all familiar with the idea that all employees hate their bosses that we see depicted in movies and TV shows but that shouldn’t be the norm or what is expected at work.
Going through life alone and dealing with personal problems yourself isn’t reasonable or ideal. We need our friends and family to get through the toughest times with us, and share our most memorable moments with us. The same thing is true for your professional life – you need someone to help you when you feel like you’re just going through the motions.