Power struggles in relationships. Power dynamics. You probably can’t date people your own age. Sexual power struggles. Money power struggles. Marrying a billionaire. If there is no power dynamic, you’re not interested. He’s way older than you? She’s wealthy? She’s your boss? He’s your son’s best friend? The more taboo the better. Somebody needs to keep life interesting.
Bringing taboos into what should be out in the open daylight relationships. Marrying someone from a different class. Relationship from the wrong side of the tracks. Keeping relationships under control. Sugar daddies. Sugar mommies. Sugar babies. Kept women. Concubines. Why does the caged bird sing? Under my thumb. Master and slave. Dominatrix.
No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow. Alice Walker
Mud wrestling. Mud slinging. I’ve got you under my skin. Deep loathing of another person. Despising someone. A relationship that compels you to deviate outside your normal behavior. Death before marriage. So I married an axe murderer. Widows. Widowers. In love with someone who is dead. Love that never dies. Kill Bill. Severed marriages. Lasting affection, for better or worse. Stalkers. Obsession. Wanting a partner who is obsessed with you. Tumultuous relationships. Extreme relationships.
The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any. ~ Alice Walker, The Color Purple
Winner takes ALL in relationship. Bitter endings. Savage divorces. Equally matched polar opposites. In trying to apply dominance over someone you expose all of your own weaknesses. Bringing up other people’s dirt causes you to expose your own dirt. Let sleeping dogs lie. Bringing out the worst in each other. Go knock yourself out.