In a healthy relationship, both partners should have equal power and agency. Trying to dominate or control your partner will only lead to conflict and resentment. It is important to communicate openly and honestly and to respect each other's boundaries and decisions. Both partners should feel valued and heard in the relationship. It is not healthy or fair to try to have complete control or to make your partner feel inferior.
1. He asks for your permission
If your partner consistently asks for permission before making plans or doing things, it could be a sign that they are trying to avoid upsetting you or causing conflict in the relationship.
2. You control his money
If you are in control of your partner's income and make all of the financial decisions in the relationship.
3. He hangs out with your friends
Your partner is comfortable hanging out with your friends and may even consider them his own. He doesn't argue when you invite him to events with your female friends and may not have seen his own friends in a while.
4. You choose where to eat
Your partner is willing to compromise and always lets you make decisions about where to eat, what movie to watch, and where to go on vacation.
5. He does everything you ask
Your partner is willing to go out of their way to accommodate your requests, even if they may seem unreasonable. They are attentive to your needs and never say no to you.
6. He's always the one apologizing
Your partner apologizes and tries to make amends even when you have yelled at them for something minor. However, you do not think to apologize for your own behavior.
7. You always get your way
Your partner wants to watch a new episode of Game of Thrones, but you prefer to watch a rerun of Breaking Bad. Despite having watched Breaking Bad multiple times, your partner agrees to watch it again with you.
8. You speak for him
You answer questions directed towards your partner about their tie or work, believing that you can explain their feelings better than they can.
9. You don't ask to borrow his clothes
Your partner asks for permission before using your belongings, such as borrowing a shirt or reading a novel, but you do not extend the same respect to their belongings.
10. You always initiate intercourse
Your partner is hesitant and checks in with you before initiating sex, while you are more assertive and initiate sex without considering their feelings or checking in with them.