Earlier this year, my friends at Penguin Random House UK approached me to take part in an experiential blog tour; they said they wanted to do something with a bit of a twist and I was sold! I am always up for trying some new content on Clues and Reviews. So, when I found out that the tour had to do with the psychological thriller, The Marriage Pact by Michelle Richmond, I was thrilled. I read this creepy, cult thriller last year and I really loved it (if you missed it, you can check out my review for that one HERE).
The rules of the experiment were simple: I was to take part in the marriage “contract” featured in The Marriage Pact; the one that wreaks havoc on the lives of the protagonists as they go deeper and deeper into this strange marriage cult. Since I am a newlywed, I figured, why the heck not? Might as well stretch my marriage wings. So, for two weeks, I lived by the rules and tracked whether or not it impacted my relationship and then reflected on whether or not I would be willing to sign a contract like this one in real life. I did not let my husband know I was partaking in this experiment until the second week since I didn’t think he would really get what I was even talking about. When I finally told him, I was right.
The rules I followed were as such:
1) Always answer when your partner calls
2) Exchange at least two thoughtful gifts every month
3) Cook your partner dinner twice a week
4) Unfollow your ex on social media
5) Never spend more than two nights apart
6) Tell your partner all your passwords
7) Only wear clothes your partner deems attractive or appropriate.
8) Enable the ‘find my phone’ feature so your partner always knows where you are
9) Have no secrets from each other (and confess any old ones!)
10) Don’t even think about trying to escape…
Care to see how my challenge turned out? Keep reading to see my experience following the contract from The Marriage Pact!