Why do you want what you want?
If you behave in the way Matthews described, always pushing for having things your way, it might seem simple to figure out why that is. Having things your way is just nice. It’s easy. But it’s about more than that. When you push to have things your way, you’re immediately ignoring the perspective of the other person. “A one-sided relationship in which one person gets most or all of their needs met to the exclusion of the other person’s desires is a relationship that is destined to fail,” Dr. Jackson says. “Examine what about you needs this and where it came from in order to improve it and reduce the occurrence of this theme in your relationships.”