Why So Many Power Couples Fail

Our society is fascinated with power couples, whether they’re thriving, splitting up or long over. Since power couples consist of two high-achievers, often in the public eye, they tend to be made up of two alphas: ambitious people with a strong sense of self, who like to be in control. But while this strong personality type is the key to their individual success, it may also trigger their relationship’s downfall.

Their success as a couple often hinges on whether both parties support each other’s power, if they’re willing relinquish some of their own, and how much they’re confined by old-school gender roles.