You talk about business partnerships and I do indeed know them well enough to know that there is never a situation where one person is completely innocent and the other completely guilty in any failure.
Well, in my personal situation, i was partnered up with someone from 2008 - 2009 and I can tell you that I did EVERYTHING right and upheld my end of the partnership and exceeded every last one of my responsibilities. I sacrificed in many aspects and I felt it very much. The degenerate who was my partner started off well enough on the right foot and though initially things took a while to get going, we kept our noses to the grind and we were able to bring in business together and everything was looking up. We were finally beginning to make money and and the stresses involved with not knowing if we would be able to pay our mortgages and feed our families was beginning to subside. With the promise of more work from larger clients in the pipeline he started getting ahead of himself and next thing I knew he leased a new luxury car and my red flags immediately went up. A month after this new car of his, the monthly bank statement came in and I saw all sorts of things expensed like electronics for his personal use and he expensed a $2,000 company vacation to Disney.
I called him up and told him he needed to get his ass to the office PRONTO. When he showed up he was arrogant as hell saying it was his right to spend his hard earned money however he pleased, not knowing I had already closed the accounts and opened new ones and already filed paperwork to get him off my corporation. When I told him what I had done he flipped and asked me who I thought I was and I told him the owner! How do you figure he asked?, to which I replied "very simple!… since the corporation applications, Tax I.D. and resale license was all paid for through my first company which I own outright, this company is a subsidiary and I have the cancelled checks to prove it and he was now trespassing and needed to go! He was irate because he knew I had him and that was that. Where I feel I was at fault was in trusting someone else as I expect they should of me.
But outside of that, I was completely and unequivocally innocent of ANY wrong doing and my ex-partner did everything wrong. So there goes your theory/belief.