There is no formula to relationships. They have to be negotiated in loving ways, with room for both parties, what they want and what they need, what they can do and what their life is like. In business, people negotiate to win. They negotiate to get what they want. Maybe you’re too used to that. Love is different. Love is when you are as concerned about someone else’s situation as you are about your own.
If there is no disparity of opinions there is nothing of value being discussed
Let every eye negotiate for itself and trust no agent.
Alexander II really used autocracy well to negotiate the freeing of the serfs in 1861.