I actually chopped about 16 inches off of my hair recently, going from someone with undeniably long locks to someone with a bob. I surprised my partner, too. And, honestly, that was my prerogative. He says he loves my hair—maybe he does, maybe he doesn’t. But he’s gotten haircuts I wasn’t nuts about and I love him so much and find him so adorable that it doesn’t matter. And that’s how it should be.