You pushed and your partner pulled, you zigged and your lover zagged. It seemed like balance was hard won in this clash of wills. You may have felt as if you were doing all the giving while your so-called sweetie was taking you for all you were worth, sucking up the dinners you cooked and the lovin' you doled out with nary a thought to reciprocation.
Or you could have been on the other end entirely, getting more than you gave, which gratified your ego but never resulted in a serene and long-lasting love.On the other hand, all this turmoil probably won you two some pretty hot canoodling. Opposites attract, they say, and you lived it. You may have found yourself angry and passionate by turn, each emotion inflaming the other. So what might have been the secret to hanging on to the good stuff while eliminating the vicious battle of wills? Mutual respect was key. You each had to be prepared to give a little -- and remember that compromise didn't mean giving in, it meant granting your relationship the oxygen it needed to survive. What was worth more to you, getting your way or keeping your squeeze around? Yeah...thought so. You should have thought about that in the heat of battle.