Most people think contracts should be left in the boardroom. BUT, consider making a “relationship contract” with your significant other! It may sound strange, but it actually helps to outline your shared goals, feelings, and non-negotiables.
A relationship contract can help couples keep track of:
- Values — Make sure your choices as a couple align with your collective beliefs.
- Boundaries — What’s a dealbreaker for you? Write down the stuff you won’t accept, and everyone will be clear on right and wrong!
- Fears — If you’re afraid of finance or fidelity issues, make it known. That way, your partner will get your concerns!
Be open to discussing your specific needs and wants. Then you can come to an agreement on how you want your relationship to work as a couple. A relationship contract might seem weird, but it actually makes your bond healthier!