The reason why most relationships fail is that because the couple doesn’t know the difference between influence and control.
Influence for me is telling your partner the right things to do or much better showing to your partner the things she or he should not do.
Control is imposing on your partner the things he/she should do and not do. It’s like you always have the say over things in your relationship.
Unfortunately, many couples have this problem. One is controlling while the other party is allowing to be controlled. It shouldn’t be like that. For a relationship to last long, there should be respect and limitations.
One should respect the other party at the same time the latter should know the limitations towards the former.
In this way, none will feel inferior nor superior. It seems like both are equal. And it should be like that. You see some relationships fail because one is being too clingy that the other person feels useless.
In our relationship, though before we somehow struggle with influence over control, we try to do our best to do away with being controlling and controlled. We make sure that there’s a balance and that’s one key why we are getting stronger every single day of our relationship.