(as seen by a perpetually single teen)
I have been juggling some ideas about relationships in my head for a while now, and I’ve come to a conclusion. There are three types of relationships. I’m not trying take a political stance or anything (but i support gay all the way, just throwing that out there), so I’ll refer to people involved as A or B.
Type 1: The Classic Relationship
This is how relationships were for hundreds of years. 2 people (i mean to be historic, it’s a man and woman, but remember, no politics) are married. Person A has the power in the relationship (generally the man, as humans are wired for it to be as so. men are naturally more aggressive and therefore have the power) and uses it to protect person B (usually the woman). Now, relationships have certainly come a long way, to the point where person B’s power is equaling that of Person A.
But in type 1 relationships, the balance stays as such. While they are both equals, Person A is generally the worker or breadwinner for the family and they support person B. This is basically the typical marriage and by far the most common in today’s world. So A > B, but what if B were just a little more pushy?
Type 2: The Power Couple
These people, in my opinion, have got it made. Two individuals with high senses of self and duty, come together and do great things. They are equals so no one has final word, which can lead to many arguments, but they are both just as excited about everything as the other is.
Both work about the same amount and are generally go-getting, ambitious people who know how to get things done. When they are equal, there will always be a sub-conscious power struggle which, un-noticed, could easily tear them apart, but they are driven individuals. These seem to be a big risk, but if you find exactly the right person for you, you will get shit done.
Type 3: The Paradox
As mentioned in type 1, due to hormones and the natural natures of the genders, men naturally take control of situations and relationships. And there will always be powerful women who are quite aware that they don’t need anyone. Yet it sometimes happens that you will get a fiery woman who is with a rather recessive guy. I’m not saying that the woman is super controlling, or that the guy is a wuss, some people just prove nature wrong.
You get a driven woman and a sweet guy and its a relationship that works just as well as any.
So that’s how I’ve deduced it.
Now you know.
Straight from the fingertips of a girl who can’t back up any of what she has just said. But you know what? I’ve made a good point.
The more you know!