No one’s happy in unequal relationships
Power and control are issues in all relationships. Sometimes it comes about through strength of personality and sometimes through assets. One person either has certain characteristics that make them more forceful or more subservient, or one brings something to the relationship that the other needs.
In marriage, some partners are equal, and in others one partner accepts a more subservient role and allows the other to be in charge. However, for some couples, the struggle for power is not settled because one partner refuses to be dominated, or both want to be the boss. These relationships are often contentious, filled with skirmishes as each partner struggles to gain either the upper hand or equality.