You might not realize the challenges this relationship poses, even as they're occurring right under your nose. A strong karmic pull exists in this relationship. You might have felt familiar or important to each other from the start, and you both have the sense that you've come into each other's lives to help reconcile something from your pasts, or keep you on the same track you've been on for way too long now.
Maybe your lover started out on a career or schooling path that's no longer working for them, but you've taken it upon yourself to be their inspiration and taskmaster, to motivate them to stick to the course they chose. But what if that course just isn't the right one anymore? People change; new opportunities become available. You actually might prevent them from reaching out and grabbing hold of those opportunities because of your obsession with sticking to the status quo instead of making a new plan, one that fits the people you are today. You may think you're doing this person a favor, but sometimes, the best thing is just to switch tracks mid-journey and move on to something new. You'd be doing yourselves and each other a real disservice if you insist on spending more time on rectifying or completing an old plan than mapping out a new one for the future.