Power in relationships: Always be willing to walk away

Power in relationships: Always be willing to walk away

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There is always power in relationships between a man and a woman.  One person always has more power than the other.  If you’re willing to walk away easier than the other person, you’re the one with the power in a relationship.  As a man, it’s more beneficial for you to have the power in the relationship.  This will make your relationships with women more fun, easier to maintain, and more plentiful throughout your life.  But you first must understand that no sexual or romantic relationship between a man and a woman is equal.

No relationship is equal

Some friendships are close to equal.  Maybe you have power in relationships that is seemingly split between family members.  You can debate that it’s never truly equal, but for all practical purposes, many relationships in life can be close to equal.

However, there is always power in relationships with women that is never equal.  In the dating game, one person always has more power.  It may be 60 / 40 or, 70 / 30, or  90 / 10.  But it’s never equal.  There’s no sharing power in relationships.  As the man, you need to know how to have power in a relationship.

If you don’t accept that, then you won’t be able to fully digest the rest of the article.  In my life experience, and that of every man who has experience with women, we all come to realize that someone has the power in the relationship.  I’d rather it be you as the man.

Why should you want the power in relationships

Simply put, a man who has power in relationships with women can still love or care about the women he’s with.  But if a woman has the power in the relationship, her love / attraction for the man will decrease, and they’ll either break up or be unhappy.

If you want to:

  • have the ability to walk away from bad relationships
  • keep your girlfriend accountable
  • text women effectively
  • have higher quality relationships with women
  • not let a relationship control the rest of your life
  • be an all around alpha male

Then you need to need to understand power in relationships and be the one with it when it comes to the women you’re dating.

Women want a strong man

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Women want a strong man.  This doesn’t mean you need to be a physical abuser or do anything illegal.

Being a  strong man means you go after what you want.  In terms of your career and your women.  You have a clear goal and you go for it.  In relationships, a strongman steps up and leads his woman.  He makes the plans and he delegates tasks to his woman

He’s the leader.  If his woman disagrees with him or says something that could cause harm to the relationship, he doesn’t just bow down and give in to her.  He’s ot going to fight with her over text.  If he has an issue, he tells her and has a discussion with her.  If she freaks out or gets overly emotional, he keeps his cool and maintains his masculine frame.

Has the ability to say No

A strong man says no to a woman when that’s the answer he feels.

And women want that.  They don’t enjoy just hearing “no” all the time.  But they are turned on by an authentic man.  A real man who tells them no when she acts crazy or unreasonable.  A man who isn’t afraid to argue.  Because a man who stands up to her isn’t desperate for sex.  He’s desired by other women.  And he’s also likely to stand up to other men.

Women want a strong man.  They want a man who has the power in relationships.  That’s why they like the alphas.  Alphas have the power because they’re willing to walk away and not get desperate.  If you gain the ability to walk away easier than her, then you’ll have the power in the relationship.  You’ll become the alpha, at least when it comes to this girl.  If you can do this with every girl you date or start to see, then in time this will become apart of your character.

How to get the power in relationships

There’s always someone who has the power in a relationship.  And the power in a relationship lies in who cares the least.  Am I saying you should’t care for your girlfriend or wife?  No.  But you need to have other things in your life going on.  You need to place your well being and her well being over her happiness.

Which means that to get power in relationships, you always be willing to walk away.  This is possible with any relationship you have now or in the future.  That being said, it’s tough to do if you already have oneitis for a particular girl.  If you’re single or aren’t too attached to a particular woman thaen this is much easier to do.

However, any man can learn how to get power in relationships with women.  He just needs to be willing to walk away when needed.  Sometimes you’ll need to walk away because of her, sometimes because of her, and sometimes the situation just isn’t ideal.

You can still care.  And if you’re not a robot, then you will.  Especially if you’re in an exclusive relationship with a girl, aka you have a girlfriend or wife.  However, you maintain power in relationship by:

  1. Staying focused on your purpose
  2. Maintaining your confidence
  3. Managing the relationship

1. Staying focused on your purpose

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Your purpose needs to be the number one focus in your life.  If you organize your life like this, with your purpose being number one, then you’ll be able to care less have power in relationships.

Your purpose is something you love to do, something you’re good at, and something that provides value to others.  It’s a business started by you, owned by you, and grown by providing value to those who will benefit from it.  Life has no eternal purpose.  That’s why we must make our own purpose.

In the past, survival was the purpose.  For most of us, we have survival taken care of.  Which means we have no primary purpose that we strive towards.  At least not consciously.  However as men, we always try to make something our purpose.  If we don’t proactively choose our purpose then it might end up being a whole bunch of things.  Most commonly it ends up being a woman.  And when you make a woman your purpose, you end up becoming attached to her and lose all the power in a relationship.

And ironically, she’ll become less attracted to you for this.  She’ll dominate the relationship before eventually dumping you.  If you’re married then she’ll likely divorce rape you and then leave you for a man who keeps power in relationships.

But all of this can be avoided if you develop your own purpose and stick to it.  This way you keep your own personal power and therefore can maintain power in relationships much easier.

2. Maintaining your confidence

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Maintaining your confidence is an absolute must if you want to maintain power in relationships.  It’s not about having coercive power or there being a relationship imbalance.

In fact, when you have the power, you’re able to keep balance in the relationship.

When you keep your confidence high, you keep one of the best types of power in relationships.  Which is your masculinity.  When you’re confident, you feel good and you feel like a man.  You’re able to lead effectively and yet not be thrown off your center.

Losing your confidence causes you to begin to act weak, needy, and lose your balls.  This is the downfall of most men and the decline of their relationships.  Keep your confidence and you’ll not only maintain the balance of power in relationships with women, but you’ll never be thrown off your path of growth.

3. Managing the relationship

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Maintaining the relationship is an essential part of having a healthy engagement with a woman.

You maintain the relationship by setting terms, checking her when she goes against those terms, and if needed, walk away.  But if you communicate your terms clearly, she agrees, and you keep her accountable, you”’ not only have power in relationships with women, but you’ll have healthy, higher quality ones.

Checking her means you stand up to her when she disrespects you.  If she’s giving unnecessary attitude or disrespects you, you need to check her.  Don’t apologize when you didn’t do anything wrong.  Never let a woman you date get away with attacking your character or throwing shade at you when she’s in the wrong.

Women want men to check them. This doesn’t mean you hit her or yell at her.  But it definitely means you tell her when she’s wrong.

If you let her break you down then she’ll have the power in the relationship.  But if you  hold true to your terms that she should have originally agreed upon  then you’ll have the power in a relationship.  Especially when you get to the point where you’re willing to walk away.  Then you’re in the prime position to actually lead and make the relationship as good as it can be.

When you set terms you create order.  Order is masculine and therefore your responsibility.  You must then also keep her accountable and maintain that order.

No power in a relationship means you’re screwed

But when you depend on her for your happiness and you don’t keep each other accountable, you’re setting yourself up for a huge failure.

She wants the strong version of you who was confident.  When you become too desperate to make things work even when she shows bad behavior, you worry about losing her.  And then you lose all of the power in the relationship.

Always be willing to walk away

In all relationships, even ones that last, you’ll need to be willing to walk away.  You need to be able to go no contact or walk out the door so she knows you’re the man.  She needs to know that you don’t need her.  You can’t be afraid of getting over an ex girlfriend and moving on.

That way she’ll need you.  Your attention, your validation, and your masculine presence.  Whether you take a woman back is up to you.  But you always need to know the power of value.  Whoever is able to walk away easier has more value and therefore more power.

If she gets the power in the relationship, she’ll become bored and will walk away.  She’ll lose interest.  As the man, you can learn how to gain power in a relationship with your woman and you’ll still be interested in her.  That’s why you need to be in the leadership position.

Only when you’re willing to walk away can you have power in relationships.  And only then can you have a woman who truly loves and you appreciates you.

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