I hadn’t considered this while reading the article, but it’s a very good point! These four things would qualify as rights in any relationship, not just romantic ones.

It further highlights the troubles I have with my own parents —even at 34, they don’t respect that I have my own beliefs and world views, and they made many big decisions in my childhood without even discussing them with me first; they closed the sale of my childhood home the same day as my high school graduation, and only brought me into the discussion after the decision had already been made.

Sassy+Loving. Scientific+Spiritual. Nomadic. Always sincere, often wry. Hopefully romantic. Polymath.