Relationships are hard work. Getting into a relationship is hard work too, and I’m not even talking about the nightmare that is dating (THE WORST), I’m talking about that whole figuring-out-what-we-are part of it all. Are we just hooking up? Are we exclusive? How casual is this on a scale of 1-10, and is it weird that I stalk your ex? You know, regular things.
But there’s a genius solution our dummy adult brains never even really considered— a relationship contract. Such ingenuity can only come from the mind of a kid-recently-turned-teenager, the aftermath of a child’s complete honesty mixed with a young adult’s inexplicable yet inevitable desire to be in a relationship. Max Linsky found such a contract in a middle school hallway, and it is one of the best things I’ve ever read in my entire life:
Are you KIDDING ME? It’s perfect. This chick knows what she wants and she isn’t afraid to set boundaries. If I were to write a relationship contract it would BE THIS EXACT THING, with a couple of additions (You have to talk to me all the time EXCEPT when I don’t feel like talking to you.) No hugging, talking, or looking at these hoes, but fist bumps are chill. Just make sure your eyes are closed.
I have never been so straightforward in a relationship and tbh, I’m for sure worse off for it. Where is this girl? I want her for president.
Currently making one million copies to hand out to all future boyfriends/have my husband sign on our wedding day.