It is rare to find a relationship that is equally balanced at all times. Yet, if each partner is committed to making a one hundred percent investment, a happy median will eventually be found. Since men and women have different needs when it comes to giving and receiving, communication is vital in gaining an understanding of those needs.
There are times when we give a lot and receive little or nothing in return, and there are times we receive more than what we are putting into the relationship. As long as reciprocity outweighs sacrifice, the relationship maintains a balance.
Many conflicts in relationships have something to do with power and control. We all desire to have some control over our lives and the direction it will go, but this often lingers over to us trying to control others, in an effort to keep our lives flowing the way we see fit. Respect between men and women come from mutual regard and appreciation for each other, not by forced obedience.