That's a question I ask myself many times. In a relationship we can find many types of people, we are so unique! In the end what it predominates is three type of people.
The one that concedes, has logical thinking, tends to be mature, implosive character, psychological endurance, one that leaves pride aside just to avoid any confrontation because they like to be in peace.
The other side that is quite the opposite. A person that is impulsive, tends to fight over everything. Exploxive character, fight first talk later, hard to reason with. Sentimental deep inside most of the times.
A person that has mixed up both types of personalities. It has the sense of logic and fundamentals, but when triggered there can be some certain reaction yet not escalatable.
If you are the explosive type and your couple is the same type. It's highly likely that relationship doesn't last long because when you have two same explosive types, things can really get to a point of not turning back. Pride interposes on both sides and the
expected end arises.
In the other hand, if you unite one explosive and one reasonable. It may be possible that things, despite two individuals being different actually works out. In this case one side has to endure and even absorb in the form of engulfing pride and is the voice of reason and most likely take the first step, while the other side learns, both sides learn how to endure with each other's character. An explosive person looks for reactions, a reasonable person doesn't get to that point. Tries to cut things down and simplify them.
In the case of my relationship I'm the side that loses pride and my couple, sadly is the explosive type. We love each other and we are really nteying without trying too hard. Effective Communication is key in every relationship. I'll be dwelling about Relationship's topics once a week.