2. “Show them who’s the boss. Don’t let them push you around!”
First of all, love partners have different fields of responsibility in a relationship, and it seems normal that each of them takes a leading role from time to time. For instance, in my relationship with Mark, I always take the lead in planning our vacations together, but when we actually get there he takes over to make sure we get from A to B and in fact, stick to our schedule. It’s a romantic partnership!
Only mutual understanding and respect of the partners can make a marriage or long-term relationship work and make it really strong. I don’t boss Mark around and he never tells me what to do. All of our decisions come from a discussion that takes into account both points of view as much as possible. Communication is the key here!
3. “Demand that your partner is romantic!”
Psychologists claim that there’s a certain romantic period in any relationship that commonly passes after some time. Partners can’t live forever like they’re in a romantic comedy, going crazy when they see each other. It’s a normal biological process to have our bodies become insensitive to the same stimuli and experiences over time.
That’s why you can’t demand that your partner is in the honeymoon phase of your relationship all the time. Every relationship has different phases of development, each with its own advantages. I must admit this is the one that gave me the most trouble in my relationship with Mark. But then I decided to embrace this new phase of our romantic life together and we are both happier as a result.