artnership that takes you into the underworld. You start a relationship with a vampire (metaphorical or not). Relationships transform you (duh). Relationships compel you to undertake extreme behavior. You want to feel the highs and lows of being with someone. You choose an equal then put that person through trials and tribulations. Relationships are like an ordeal. You want to clear out the dead parts of your being through relationships. But then, can you really have an equal, chill relationship with Pluto contacting the descendant? Is it even possible? Maybe.
Power struggles in relationships. Power dynamics. You probably can’t date people your own age. Sexual power struggles. Money power struggles. Marrying a billionaire. If there is no power dynamic, you’re not interested. He’s way older than you? She’s wealthy? She’s your boss? He’s your son’s best friend? The more taboo the better. Somebody needs to keep life interesting.
No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.
― Alice Walker
Bringing taboos into what should be out in the open daylight relationships. Marrying someone from a different class. Relationship from the wrong side of the tracks. Keeping relationships under control. Sugar daddies. Sugar mommies. Sugar babies. Kept women. Concubines. Why does the caged bird sing? Under my thumb. Master and slave. Dominatrix.
Mud wrestling. Mud-slinging. I’ve got you under my skin. Deep loathing of another person. Despising someone. A relationship that compels you to deviate outside your normal behavior. Death before marriage. So I married an axe murderer. Widows. Widowers. In love with someone who is dead. Love that never dies. Kill Bill. Severed marriages. Lasting affection, for better or worse. Stalkers. Obsession. Wanting a partner who is obsessed with you. Tumultuous relationships. Extreme relationships.
Winner takes ALL in relationship. Bitter endings. Savage divorces. Equally matched polar opposites. In trying to apply dominance over someone you expose all of your own weaknesses. Bringing up other people’s dirt causes you to expose your own dirt. Let sleeping dogs lie. Bringing out the worst in each other. Go knock yourself out.
The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.
― Alice Walker, The Color Purple
- Cleansing & renewal
- Black magic
- Partnership Status
- Business Partnerships
- Best Friends
- Open Enemies
- One-to-One Relationships