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The Relationship Bill of Rights

This relationship bill of rights was inspired by a number of relationship bill of rights available online, including the one created by the authors of More Than Two, an excellent book on polyamory. These rights apply to any intimate relationship, including consanguinamorous relationships.

The Relationship Bill of Rights
You have the right, without shame, blame, or guilt, in any intimate relationship:

  • to be free from coercion, violence, and intimidation
  • to choose the level of intimacy and involvement you want
  • to revoke consent to any form of intimacy at any time
  • to make mistakes
  • to be told the truth
  • to grow and change
  • to say no to requests
  • to be treated with compassion
  • to feel and communicate your needs
  • to hold and express different points of view
  • to set boundaries concerning your privacy needs
  • to set clear limits on the obligations you will make
  • to feel all your emotions and express your emotions in a healthy manner
  • to choose whether you want a monogamous or polyamorous relationship
  • to know that your partner will work with you to resolve problems that arise
  • to seek balance between what you give to the relationship and what you receive
  • to end a relationship