I have to say, I don't love some of the feelings the article evokes in me. When I rent or lease something, I'm going into it with the idea that it's a temporary situation. While I don't believe every relationship will last forever, and don't believe they should, I do feel like I shouldn't hold back my investment in it, looking at the end before I even start the beginning. I know that's not what the article is trying to say, but that's the way it makes me feel.
Perhaps it's just not a metaphor that resonates with me.
On a sillier note, now I have "I'll Cover You" from Rent
stuck in my head
It doesn't quite fit perfectly in sentiment, but the wording has given me an earworm!
Live in my house
I'll be your shelter
Just pay me back
with one thousand kisses
Be my lover
and I'll cover you
Open your door
I'll be your tenant
Don't got much baggage to lay at your feet
But sweet kisses I've got to spare
I'll be there and I'll cover you
I think they meant it
When they said you can't buy love
Now I know you can rent it
A new lease you are my love
on life Be my life