There’s a newish trend among couples getting hitched to create “relationship agreements,” wherein they stipulate in writing before they tie the knot the compromises they’re asking of and willing to make for each other. A relationship agreement is different from a prenup in that it’s generally not legally enforced and it doesn’t involve assets. It’s more like a “business plan” for the relationship, or a “wish list” for the couple. “It’s more about acknowledging the seriousness of the discussion,” said Cheryl Lynn Hepfer, a matrimonial lawyer in Bethesda, Md. “People’s memories fail. So they say, ‘Remember when this was so important to us that we signed, with witnesses?’ ”
What would be number one on your “relationship agreement” if you made one right now with your significant other (hypothetical or real one).