By Meranda Yslas

The latest celebrity news is that two women, Katilyn Bristowe and Britt Nilsson, will be on the upcoming season of The Bachelorette. This announcement has left a lot of people puzzled and some even angry. According to UsMagazine.com, famous couple Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici, who met on season 17 of The Bachelor, are not happy about this change. Lowe wrote on his personal blog that this decision is “downright degrading for the women” because it “transfers the power back to the men on the show specifically designed for the women.” He feels that the contestants on The Bachelorette shouldn’t be given the authority to choose which woman will stay and which will go.

Sean Lowe is against shifting the power back to the men on The Bachelorette. What are some ways that couples can have equal say in their relationship?

Cupid’s Advice:

An important part of any relationship and love is maintaining a balance of power between the couple. One person cannot be over controlling so that their partner resents them and one person cannot be too submissive where they get walked on. Cupid offers some relationship advice on how to find a middle ground:

1. Sharing the bills : Without a doubt, the idea of gender roles are constantly being challenged in our modern generation. No longer is it a ‘wife duty’ to clean the house, while the husband is the bread giver. Having one partner in charge of the bills will definitely cause some imbalance of power in the relationship. Splitting the bills in half will make sure one person doesn’t feel too dependent on the other.

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2. Create an open environment: Sometimes an unequal say in a relationship stems from one person in the couple being too scared or nervous to speak their mind about something. Instead, he/she will keep their mouth close while their mate continues doing something they don’t like. Make sure the relationship fosters an open and honest environment so that both people are free to speak their mind.

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3. Make decisions together: Making important decisions in a relationship should be the job of both partners, not just one. When deciding on something, like what school to send your kids or what car to buy, make sure this task isn’t in one person’s hands, but is considered by both people in the relationship.

 How do you maintain a balance in your relationship? Share below.