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Dominance in a Relationship: Do you need to be equal?
What kind of dominance we are talking about?
How to Know if You Are in a Dominant Relationship
What are the signs of a dominant relationship?
- Do you think one of you takes the lead in most of your relationship?
- Or do you take the lead on some things, but your partner on different ones?
- Maybe, you can’t decide, which one should control the situation, so you argue about it?
- Or maybe neither one of you are taking the lead, because you do almost everything separately?
- Number one: you could be in a dominant relationship
- Number two: an equal relationship
- Number three or four: at a power struggle, where the both of you wishes to be dominant, or neither of you wishes to be dominant
The benefits and disadvantages of being dominant
- Can let your partner take the lead
- Don’t have to take many decisions or risks
- Usually a simpler, more comfortable rhythm of life
- You can rely to the dominant to fix things
- Usually do not get to choose the big things
- More of less the relationship flows in the direction as the dominant partner wants
- If not contained, can easily slip into the realm of a controlling relationship, which is not healthy
Is a dominant relationship for me?
Do You and Your Partner Need to Be Equal?
How to make your relationship more balanced