By NATALIA HAWK
Introducing the most romantic thing that will ever happen to you and your significant other: relationship contracts.
It’s like a prenuptial agreement, only you don’t have to be getting married. Oh, and it’s much less to do with money/assets/property and much more to do with things like who takes out the rubbish. And how many times a week you have sex.
According to CBS New York, contractual agreements are becoming increasingly popular with couples – both married and unmarried.
This from the news website:
“We’re seeing the evolution of so called ‘lifestyle clauses,’ which really answer the question, what do we want the marriage to be like? What types of activities are we going to be engaging in? Where are we going on vacation?” explained attorney Ann Margaret Carrozza.
Can you imagine that? No more casual conversations about whether Hawaii or New Zealand might be nice for a getaway in 2014. Instead, you’ll be pulling out your relationship contract and consulting it to double-check that you agreed upon a ski holiday, as long as the sex schedule remains for Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.
While some of you may currently be shaking your heads and wondering how this could possibly be a reasonable idea – apparently it has its benefits. According to sex therapist/counselor Gracie Landes, there can be “a lot of joy in having structure and knowing what’s going to happen”.