Transactional relationships present a business aspect marked by expectations and reciprocation and some convenient arrangements.
He could be the one cooking dinner after a hard day of work at the office and she could be the one earning more than him at the end of the day. It could be his responsibility to get the children ready for school and it could be her responsibility to do the financial planning at home and keep a tab on the investments.
Gender roles are changing and so are the social norms that define marriages. That’s why in this New-Age Couples section Bonobology >brings you every kind of story that shows how the Indian marriage is changing, and for the better.
There are stories of how men have refused dowry at the time of the marriage and how they have become househusbands to support their wives career aspirations.
There are stories of celebrity marriages, how they do the balancing act and how they spend time with family. Both men and women in New-Age Marriages have taken on new roles and have challenged social norms. Our focus is on that.
As you become aware or accepting of the fact that there is no one right or wrong way to build a relationship, it’s not hard to see why such an arrangement may work well for some couples. And that it’s neither peculiar nor illogical. After all, the invisible labor of keeping a relationship alive has led us all to mull, “Is taking space good for a relationship?” If that question resonates with you, taking a closer look at the nitty-gritty of living apart together relationship may be worth your while.