Barack and Michelle are one, so are Hillary and Bill. Cindy and John qualify too. Angelina and Brad are the ultimate alpha couple in movieland. Does mating with your equal make a happy match or create a power struggle?
Based on the relationships of my life, I think it creates a balance that keeps power and respect shifting back and forth between the couple. The spotlight moments are shared; sometimes the light shines brighter on her, other times on him. Unlike relationships (and I was in one for a very long time) where one party is insecure and fears he will be left in the shadows if a spouse steps into the light.
These are exciting times. More and more alpha couples are posed to redefine marriage as they remove the old boundaries of male and female roles and forge relationships no longer restricted by cultural conformity. These power unions will have a trickle down effect on the average American Joes and Janes as they build their lives together.
And as Martha says, that's a good thing.