The most well-functioning relationships that I have witnessed seem to excel based on one individual’s position as a “pusher” in the relationship, while the other is the “puller.” That may sound disparaging, but it is really quite efficient.
Pushers and pullers allow for balance, harmony, and long-term success.
Think of every couple that you know. How often have you said to yourself,
“She definitely wears the pants in that family,” or “It’s his world, and she’s just living in it.”
A partnership must be symbiotic to succeed, with each half playing a role that helps the partnership to excel as a unit.