The signs of unhealthy power dynamics in a relationship-and how to even them out
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Power in relationships is the ability of each person in the relationship to influence each other and direct the relationship.
Being in control makes people feel good and may place the drive for rewards above the intimacy and connection we have with our partners.
Not all power struggles are destructive. Some types of power struggles allow growth within the relationship and encourage a deeper understanding and respect for each other.
While it is still a struggle, by the end of it, you have reached an understanding about which lines can be crossed, which not, and how much each partner is able to compromise.
Elements that produce a healthy balance in relationships:
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The Negativity Effect magnifies and distorts your partner's faults, whether real or imaginary.
The partner starts to wonder why isn't there any appreciation for all the good that is being done, and why the focus is only on the one bad thing.
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Married couples find contentment in other sources and remain satisfied with each other, and if not so, then the marriage breaks down.
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As the child becomes an adult, he or she repeats the same dynamic in their adult relationships.
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Sit down together and work out a plan on things like chores or bills, and who does or pays what.
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