When you are in a relationship what is the acceptable level of maintained privacy? By this, I mean do you as an individual give away your right to any level of privacy the moment you enter into any kind of exclusive relationship?
Is it just not ok to keep some things to yourself? I would like to point out now that I am not advocating a load secrets. I am just exploring whether or not somehow it suddenly is not ok to require any kind of personal and emotional privacy. Because let me tell you, I absolutely need this. I am still an individual and I refused to abandon my individual needs just because I am in a relationship. Actually, more than that I also want to have relationships with people that understand this, rather than continually challenge it.
Is it ok to have the way your time is spent challenged? or the company you keep? or your aspirations?
Leading on from this, there are few places when we can expect to have complete privacy, I would say that in your own home, you should be fully entitled to personal space. What happens when the line of privacy here is breached? What happens when this sanctuary, this private, comfortable place, suddenly becomes staked out, where you are actually no longer allowed to be you, or to see people or to have a life even in your own home. What happens then? What does that mean?
I started this blog because I was feeling like I was being held a prisoner in my own life, this has never been so applicable to me as now. What is the correct balance between needs of the relationship and needs of the individual and where is the acceptable line of behaviour drawn?