You're a person, not a project. So why did it always seem like your lover wanted to improve upon you? Your mate would protest that it was not that you needed to be perfect, it's just that you had untapped potential.
You could be so much more than you were! But it was uncomfortable to you to be weighed, measured and categorized like this. You liked yourself just fine as you were, and you would have preferred not to have a disapproving partner watching your every move. It was intimidating, the scrutiny. It made you want to strike out, to rebel, to hit the road.Though running away instead of hashing out a compromise was your typical M.O., it was a bad idea this time. Your mate was correct -- you did have potential you weren't not realizing. In fact, you may not even have clearly see the hidden talents and capabilities your lover saw. If you had wanted to make this work, you could have tried for a middle ground. You could have made some efforts towards realizing your greatness, if your lover had been able to back off a little. Had you found a happy medium, and if you had stuck with it, the tension between you and your significant other would have cooled down.