If your boyfriend feels like you think he has a lame job, he’ll either get really defensive and start bad-mouthing yours or feel like he has to one-up you in some way.
You both make constant comments about being single.
As your relationship develops and ages, you will probably find yourself being a part of a power struggle with your partner.
Rather than just saying what’s bothering you, you do passive aggressive things to get your point across.
So there’s no wonder there’s constant miscommunication in your relationship.
You just want to be together, have sex and enjoy each other’s company.
According to scientists, at this stage of a relationship, natural chemicals are released in the brain to make a couple want to be together, have sex, and stay together long enough for offspring to be created.
You may be dealing with issues that are far larger than a mere power struggle, but once you sort them out, you will be able to maintain a healthy relationship.
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Arguments that spawn from things like overspending at IKEA or not offering to help clean the house are indicative of a power struggle.
This is because despite being a team, neither party wants to be questioned or told what to do.
The couple times she suggested we be monogamous, I refused.
Though we were both very in love, it’s clear to me now that I had the power—the relationship was mostly on my terms.
I was happy about it—I finally felt ready to devote myself to her fully and to make our relationship stronger.