Oct 092012
 

Real Relationship Advice

core values 300x141 Do Opposites Attract?

Opposites attract. The beauty queen and the biker. The Democrat and the Republican. The lactose intolerant and the cheese artisan. The introvert and the extrovert. The stories write themselves. In most of these combinations, you can’t necessarily claim a clear case of opposite individuals. In the past, individuals could overlook overt dissimilarities and create a healthy relationship. When discussing what creates a deep, healthy relationship, you have to consider the following aspects:

  • Does the couple share similar values in family, relationship, life?
  • Does the couple share similar priorities in family, relationship, life?
  • Does the couple have and show respect for one another?
  • Does the couple believe that their partners are important, valuable and a vital part of their existence?
  • Does the couple agree on what makes them happy?
  • Does the couple hold similar beliefs and spirituality?
  • Does the couple hold similar beliefs as to money and personal responsibility?
  • Does the couple hold similar beliefs as to the importance of commitment and relationship?

These may seem like easy answers but for some couples, some of these questions would signify a foundational issue that will ultimately break them apart. Being different means very little if certain beliefs and commitments aren’t shared.

Do you think opposites attract?

Do you think a couple can survive the test of time if they have fundamental differences?

Lee and Paul

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