Is Your Relationship Equal?

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Is Your Relationship Equal?
Sun, 09-02-2007 - 8:48pm
In the early stages of relationships, the chemistry and mutual love of so many things may seem like more than enough. However, you’ll eventually find that making it last isn’t so simple.

For a partnership to be healthy, both parties have to feel equally valued in relation to emotions, lifestyle, finances and objectives. Here are a some questions to help you evaluate the equality in your relationship:

Are Your Priorities Just as Important?

1. Is your partner aware of your goals, dreams and hopes for the future?

2. Does your relationship allow you to pursue these objectives?

3. Is your partner supportive of your endeavors? Are you equally supportive of his/hers?

4. Do you frequently adapt your schedule to meet your partner’s needs?

5. Does one party in the relationship seem to extend more effort on the "us"?

Are You a Financial Equal?

1. Does one partner bring more money into the relationship? Are both of you comfortable with this situation?

2. Are you aware of your partner’s assets, debts and spending habits?

3. Do you find it difficult to discuss financial issues with your partner?

Are You an Emotional Equal?

1. Do both of you communicate your feelings?

2. Are you open to listening to your partner’s feelings and concerns?

3. Do you feel your concerns are addressed by your partner?

4. Are you fulfilled intimately?

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