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.Rather than just saying what’s bothering you, you do passive aggressive things to get your point across.
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.
They feel more like friends, and there’s no sexual spark, and the woman or the man is thinking of maybe leaving, and trying to find someone else.
The real prize of a relationship between a man and a woman is to get to the fifth stage, the blissful love stage.
I was happy about it—I finally felt ready to devote myself to her fully and to make our relationship stronger.