Should an intimate relationship be 50/50?
Many believe that for a healthy relationship, both partners should give and take in equal amounts.
But that’s not always easy because life (and, therefore, relationships) are naturally uneven.
Everyone has different needs and expectations, and the amount of effort one puts into a relationship can differ from what their partner might put in.
However, once we let go of perfection and focus on balance and fairness, we can get a lot closer to the 50/50 ideal.
While we can’t expect our relationships to be perfectly equal all the time, we can try to ensure everyone is doing their fair share in a relationship.
We can achieve a better relationship balance by following a set of simple guidelines.
These tips for fostering a 50/50 relationship will help you have more empathy, patience, and understanding.
The best part?
You’ll get more of what you want out of the relationship while helping your partner to do the same.