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A woman has created a 17-page long 'relationship contract' between her and her boyfriend - with a long list of requirements, including that he doesn't give her the 'silent treatment'. Here's a video explainer of the contract:
Annie Wright and boyfriend Michael Head, both 23, met on Tinder in October last year and quickly realised they wanted to start a relationship.
But Annie, from Atlanta, Georgia, was determined to get their new life off to a good start, so she set about making a contract with 'terms and conditions' for their relationship.
In the lengthy document, Annie requests that her other half doesn't 'pry' instead letting her speak when she's ready.
She also wrote that while Michael might like to be 'traditional' and pay for everything, but that is 'not feasible or realistic' and she will Venmo him 'for my meals that are not dates'.
For his part, Michael requested that he be allowed to 'work out alone five times a week' to 'recharge mentally'.
Annie says the contract has worked wonders and joked that the couple might even have a 'yearly review' when they celebrate their one-year anniversary next month.
She said: "This has been a game changer. I'd recommend all couples have one. It's the best thing ever.
"We treat our relationship almost like a business interaction. We deal with conflict like partners in business would. We sit down and treat it more like we're partners in life and love is an added bonus."
Annie says the idea for the contact came from her desire not to end up in a doomed relationship.
She explained: "We drew up individual contracts and came together like on The Apprentice and presented them.
"I felt like the biggest issue I had in my last relationship was it felt like boundaries of mine were crossed that I never established.
"I was like, 'this time I'll write them out and no one can cross my boundaries'. Michael's also pre-law so he was pretty keen on the idea of making a contract.
"We talked about love languages. He was the one who brought it up. It helped to outline ways we feel appreciated.
"I don't think he'd think to give me gifts but now every time he goes to a gas station, he gets me flowers.
"He likes quality time, so I wake up and go to the gym with him. Even though most of the time I'm doing nothing, he enjoys chit-chatting.
"I don't like it when people pry - I'll talk when I'm ready and I like to get my words together. That's something I wrote in there.
"The biggest one was approaching issues. We agreed not to approach issues with blame. It could be partially his fault and partially me being sensitive, or him being sensitive and partially my tone.
"We don't treat issues like one person is to blame ever."
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