You may have to say ‘yes’ to your partner, even if you're feeling a little stressed and dominated by them. By disagreeing, you'll make a rod for your own back. Being agreeable is the way out. Things are slowing down a little, so rather than looking at this as a negative, you could see it as a means to spend more free time doing what you like.
In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure. -Bill Cosby