Relationship rules are shifting very rapidly, and they h ave become totally different from those we had in the past.
The art of negotiation
The old-fashioned relationship model has a clear task and role distribution among partners. It gave less freedom and had more responsibil ity ( usually based on social stereotypes ) but in a way, it ensur ed certainty. People knew what was expected of them , e.g. it was clear who earned the money, who lo oked after the chil dren, or who h ad to take care of the household.
Everything has now changed. Partly, it is an impact of the gender equality movement and wom en’s rights. These strict rules are fading: there are no...