Often aggressive people partner with compliant people, and they think they have it made. They get to choose their favourite restaurants or movies and they get to behave badly without a quibble of objection. A toddler’s paradise. What more could you want?
But then the boredom sets in. Nothing coming back, a bit like being in a relationship with yourself. Lonely … ☹
What’s more, over time, ‘no limits’ tends to bring out the worst in people. It often leads to shabby, anti-social and even appalling behaviour. This is not because of being a bad person but because when there’s no sign saying ‘keep off the grass’ we’re simply inclined to walk on it. Maybe even trample it.
When all is said and done, I am sure that the best thing we can wish for in a partner is someone who is our true equal, and has the mental fortitude to help us navigate the darkest moments of our lives.