Who is wearing the pants in your relationship? Are you the type of person that would do anything and everything your partner commands? Do you ask permission before you buy something? Do you stay in the background during a social event where you and your partner is invited? Are you totally whipped when it comes to your partner? Does your partner has the final approval? Is she the boss in the house? If the answer is yes, there is unequal power dynamic in your couple, which can affect everything.
For many couples, women ‘s growing power has led to greater stability, success and happiness. However, in some situations, a woman’s success might inadvertently fuel a male partner’s insecurity and resentment. Many men are too ashamed to admit their insecurities, or resentment of their wives’ accomplishments. Your self-esteem and masculinity are linked to your ability to provide for your family. You can feel jealous of and emasculated by your partner’s success, but are too proud to admit it.
What can you do about it? Communication is key. You need to voice your pain and anger. You need to mutually share your emotional need and your fear of not being a good enough man and husband. If you become more emotionally available to each other, your relationship will become more balance and collaborative