Who wears the trousers in your relationship?

A survey by Bach™ Original Flower Remedies looks into the nation’s relationship habits

Gender stereotypes have traditionally seen men as the partner who wears the trousers in a relationship. However, modern day relationships are in a transition phase and over half of Brits now believe they equally wear the trousers. A survey from Bach™ Original Flower Remedies has discovered that 50% of men think they have equal relationships compared to nearly 60% of women.[i]

Whilst we all like to think we have a perfectly balanced relationship, there will always be times when one person takes the lead. A survey by Bach™ Original Flower Remedies has looked a little deeper into the UK’s relationship habits.

  • North/South divide: It may come as a surprise but couples in London believe they have the least equal relationships, with only 44% believing they equally share the responsibility. Scottish couples view their relationships as the most equal with over 60% feeling neither partner is more dominant than the other. It could be suggested a better work/life balance outside of the capital allows people to feel more equal in their relationships. For those who feel they are often the dominant partner and can be inflexible, why not harness the positive potential of Bach Original Flower Remedy Vine to let go of those turbulent feelings.
  • Generation Gap: 18-24 years old and 55+ believe they have really equal relationships with their partners (65% and 61% respectively) whereas only 43% of those aged between 25-34 years old think this way[ii]. With this age group most likely to be starting a family, it could be the case that one parent starts to take on a more dominant role in the relationship such as managing childcare, money or the house, which could be tricky for couples who were previously in equal relationships. Adapt to the change with Bach Original Flower Remedy Walnut and be confident with Bach Original Flower Remedy Larch.
  • £££: When it comes to making decisions, a couple will generally decide their holiday destinations together. However, over half of men in relationships tend to be dominant when it comes to holding the purse strings.[iii] Don’t lose control and be cool with Bach Original Flower Remedy Cherry Plum.
  • Family First: Seven out of ten parents will decide their holidays together which can tend to be a much bigger decision than couples with no children making a decision. There are generally a lot more factors influencing the chosen destination such as kids activities, child friendly accommodation and journey times.[iv] Don’t feel overwhelmed by responsibility, make a plan with Bach Original Flower Remedy Elm and don’t let indecision get in the with Bach Original Flower Remedy Scleranthus by your side.

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[i] A Bach Original Flower Remedies Survey conducted on 2,015 UK adults, 14-18th  November 2013 by Atomik Research

[ii] A Bach Original Flower Remedies Survey conducted on 1,096 UK adults, 14-18th  November 2013 by Atomik Research

[iii] A Bach Original Flower Remedies Survey conducted on 1,005 UK adults, 14-18th  November 2013 by Atomik Research

[iv] A Bach Original Flower Remedies Survey conducted on 1,272 UK adults, 14-18th  November 2013 by Atomik Research