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I get angry, baby, believe me. I could love you just like that. And I could leave you just this fast. As catchy and popular as this song became, the type of relationship it describes is one based on power and control instead of equality and respect. But, what does it mean to have an equal relationship? Inequality in a relationship refers to an imbalance of power between partners. Sounds simple enough.
Still, some of the most common relationship problems stem from inequality within the relationship. Think about it. Do you always have to do the housework? If unintentional, these behaviors do not necessarily mean your partner is abusive, it just means your relationship is unequal. Left unchecked, inequality in a relationship can lead to resentment and other controlling tactics over time. However, you likely will not be the only one deciding where you and your SO will go out for lunch every week.
Healthy relationships are based on mutual respect and working toward the needs of both partners. If you answered yes to the questions above, then it may be time to start a conversation with your partner about the inequality in your relationship. An excellent way to teach yourself or your partner to split the decision making in your relationship is with a D. Not only do you get to learn more about your SO in a relaxed environment but you can make it a point to make decisions together. The key here is to work towards a solution that is acceptable to both partners.
There will be times that you both have to agree to disagree. Making compromises and knowing that it is ok to disagree respectfully , will contribute to a more balanced relationship where both partners feel comfortable. The next time you and your partner disagree and your partner refuses to compromise, let them know how it makes you feel. In an equal relationship, both partners should be willing to split or alternate the cost of dates. In an equal relationship, when conflict does arise each partner should feel the freedom to express themselves without feeling dominated by the other. Instead of shutting your partner down when they are voicing their opinion, take it as an opportunity to get to know them better.
The goal is not to win an argument, but to gain a mutual understanding of the issue you are both facing. And if you feel that you cannot disagree with your partner without facing severe criticism or fear of being met with an angry response than it may be time to walk away from the relationship. Equality does not mean uniformity, rather it means that you both give each other the freedom to be who you are, while you grow together. So, it is important that each of you feel the freedom to communicate regularly about the balance in your relationship.
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