Why the 50:50 Mentality Falls Short in Romantic Relationships

Describing a relationship as 50:50 divides it in half, which is very subjective. How can anyone say what doing ‘their share’ is? A 50:50 mentality in relationships causes us to keep score. Instead of answering the question, Are we both being loving partners?, in 50:50...

Admit The Cover-Up & Stop Overcompensating

Over the years of writing BR, I’ve emphasised how relationships are 100:100. We have to own our own and let others own theirs. We have to show up and be our true selves rather than show up on the basis that we are half of a person and that we’ll do a bit...
Is it my issues or am I in the wrong relationship?

Is it my issues or am I in the wrong relationship?

It can be incredibly frustrating to desire healthier relationships and to have done some self work, only to get into a relationship and experience a near assault of confusing emotions that leave us struggling to distinguish between our own issues and the existence of...
Relationships are 100:100. It’s Tricky To Divide Relationships and People Into Halves.

Relationships are 100:100. It’s Tricky To Divide Relationships and People Into Halves.

Whenever I hear people describing relationships as 50:50, I wonder how one goes about dividing a relationship in half. After all, half of a relationship is pretty subjective and open to interpretation. One person’s ‘50%’ is another person’s...
Dating Is a Discovery Phase: Are You Trying to Strike up a Relationship Deal Before You’ve ‘Discovered’?

Dating Is a Discovery Phase: Are You Trying to Strike up a Relationship Deal Before You’ve ‘Discovered’?

Living a life that respects you and follows the path of the values you claim to have means you shouldn’t be trying to ‘strike up a deal’ with any ‘ole person. Unfortunately, this is what many people are attempting to do with dating. Before you’ve even sussed out the...