Dating outside relationship
By getting it all out on the table early on in your relationship, you’ll be able to avoid fights, frustrations, and unnecessary internalized resentments because of the honesty that you brought to the process of creating your relationship contract.
I really can’t imagine anything more romantic than intentionally sitting down with the person you love and having an extended conversation about what it means to them to be loved.
Have you ever heard of a relationship contract (also sometimes referred to as a relationship agreement)?
Yes, there will likely be certain items on your unique list that do need to be upheld all of the time in order for the relationship to function. The point of the contract is to treat it as your North star, and to point your needle back to it as quickly as possible to keep the love flowing.
What overarching benefit are you (and your partner) primarily looking for by writing up your relationship contract?
Are you looking for a sense of safety and security?
Some of the most common things that my clients have prioritized in their contract are: – Details regarding date nights (when they happen, how often they happen, what they should frequently consist of, who plans them, the balance between stay-at-home date nights vs.
go-out-for-something-special date nights, etc.)– Details regarding their relational balance of independence vs.