However, according to their relationship agreement, when they participate in meetings, they must “monitor the behavior of the other among their weakest and attempt to speak in their primitive languages” (aka Penny). In many relationships, this is actually a kind of obvious one. The relationship agreement states that everyone must take care of the other while they are sick, but what a terrible relationship would it be if they weren`t? Admittedly, it may take a little more effort for Amy, because Sheldon is so painful when he`s sick that his friends will literally run around and hide so they don`t have to deal with him. But taking care of the person you love — and making sure they know it`s expected — is definitely a good step for every couple. The full relationship agreement allows for certain cosmetic operations, since it says that “each party should not undergo cosmetic surgery unless it should look like a Klingon.” What seems funny is an allusion to Sheldon`s hatred for star trek change and love. But really, there`s something deeply troubling about a binding contract that dictates what a partner should look like. If her agreement stated that Amy had retained a certain weight or hair color or banned the use of makeup or contact lenses, the alarm bell would ring – and while cosmetic operations may not be as common as mascara, prevent an operation (there is no reserve in case of an accident, remember) is simply too far. I would like to have one. In fact, one of her roommates, her consent from her friend, and just to smile, her lease. Admittedly, by the end of the show, Sheldon and Amy had done much more than hold hands. But at first, Sheldon was definitely opposed to the hand. The relationship agreement provided that hands should not be held unless someone fell from a pitfall, received a vaccination or did not win the Nobel Prize.
It`s clear that Shamy was just an idea – but that doesn`t mean it`s always easy to be in a relationship with Sheldon Cooper. True to form, Sheldon celebrated his official partnership by fading a relationship agreement; a thirty-one page document describing each part of his or her obligations and responsibilities as a friend. . . .