Vary your responses. Don’t expect to always give in or to always have it your own way. Getting stuck in any position drains the energy from a relationship.
If one of you usually lets the other have his/her own way in a disagreement, the one who loses will come to resent the situation. The one who wins may be unhappy because it feels like s/he is communicating with a doormat. When you disagree, engage with each other until you fully resolve the issue. This can mean you agree to disagree.
Your weekly assignment, should you choose to accept it:
Look at some of your recent disagreements and see if there’s a pattern where one of you is a winner in the other a loser. Choose one recent disagreement and revisit it. Each of you state your own reasons for your position, listen to your partner’s reasons and either reaffirm the old decision or make a new one.
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