As the #MeToo movement continues to spread to touch so many people and industries, sexual relationships are all over the news today. We believe it is appropriate to share the following stories that shed some light on yet another point of confusion.

The first story, a short story entitled Cat Person demonstrates the ambiguity of the word “relationship” itself. It originally appeared in the New Yorker, and you can read it here.

Jessica Bennett then expounded and expanded on the Cat Person story in her essay When Saying “Yes” Is Easier Than Saying ‘No’ in the New York Times Sunday review. Whether or not that cleared things up for you or confused you even further is something we’d love to get your comments on.