The emotional bond between you is tricky at best. Like any two individuals, you each bring some different needs to the relationship, needs that seem to be in direct conflict. The truth is, you might both just think that your needs are diverging, and you two end up creating a struggle where one doesn't need to exist.
Basically, what makes you feel creative, excited, sexy or empowered could make your partner feel uncomfortable or even threatened, and vice versa. Part of the problem is that experiences from your pasts -- sexual insecurities, for example, or old, failed relationships -- get in the way of living fully and freely in the present. Oversensitivity could become an issue between you. Because you're operating from such different emotional bases, you probably end up hurting one another's feelings without even meaning to. You're individuals, obviously; your partner is naturally more emotionally sensitive than you are, and they're likely to feel hurt most often; but really, you each step on the other's toes from time to time, because emotionally, you speak a different language. A lot of compromise and adjustment is necessary to make this work for both of you, not to mention plenty of open, gentle and honest communication about the things that make each of you feel vulnerable in an intimate relationship.