Equality in Relationships

The word “equality” is so frequently used in the English language. In all facets of our lives, we are all looking for equality. In truth, what we’re looking for is something that belongs to us all. Everyone’s needs are crucial, even ours. Everyone has the right to happiness and needs to be met. Anyone who holds a different viewpoint is unfairly violating the rights of others. Fairness, justice, and all three of these ideas reinforce one another.

So tell me how this relates to relationships. The consistent theme I’ve noticed in counseling and coaching couples is that respect and equality form the cornerstone of all healthy, enduring relationships. Respect will exist if both partners view each other as being on an equal footing. When there is a lack of respect, one or more people will regularly treat the other person badly.

If one person in the relationship has more power, they won’t want to give it up until there is something to gain. There you have the spin. How do we persuade someone who is used to having their wants satisfied first to let someone else’s be met in preference to or instead of their own?

Some benefits are:

  1. Your companion will be more receptive to attending to your daily emotional and physical demands.
  2. Pushing someone down will not make them happy or fulfilled. Do you want to share a home with someone who is frequently upset, depressed, stressed out, or angry?
  3. Health problems might result from relationship stress that is constant.

Many couples that fight on a regular basis are actually battling over who should have their needs satisfied. Actually, both partners in a relationship should have their needs addressed, but it can be difficult to do so when some of those wants are in direct opposition to one another. If equity, fairness, and justice are not applied when deciding which needs are satisfied and with what priority, it is challenging, if not impossible, to take on this.This is a joint activity that involves both partners, not simply the more powerful one.

I urge you to examine your relationships honestly and ask yourself the following questions:

  1. Do you frequently fight or argue but are unsure of the cause?
  2. Is the person I’m dating content or fulfilled?
  3. Do I consider us to be equals? Why not, then?
  4. What can you do to change the situation if there is a lack of equality?

Regular nourishment and feeding of love will prevent it from fading away until there are significant rifts in the union. One cannot and should not sacrifice ALL of their needs in order for someone to lead the ideal existence.

Making a relationship last over time does need effort. The duration of your relationship will depend on how effectively you can compromise with your significant other on a daily basis. Your ability to influence how healthy your connections are.