It could mean that one party has only decided to endure no matter the extent.
The argument about gender equality has introduced an unhealthy atmosphere even in relationships.
It is expected of the lady to apologize first even when she is right. She is also expected to give up anything to keep her man and her marriage. A relationship is not a system of government.
Certain expectations should not be insisted on by a particular party. It should be a partnership between two willing souls ready to give up anything without minding who should have done what.
When there is a misunderstanding, and silence becomes the order of the day, why not be the first to apologize? When communication becomes scarce, why not be the first to reach out?
Reach out without transferring a sense of guilt to the receiving party. Be the first to sacrifice. Be the first to reach out for the door. Be the first to compliment.
Truth be told, you will reap the dividend of these actions in untold measures more than you thought would be possible.
Instead of going through the stress of nurturing expectations that the other party is not willing to meet, and getting bitter all the time about it, try something more challenging.
Make a decision today! To be the first to hit that mark. Will you?