Dating opposites

When a couple can accomplish this the result is joyful.Coming Together When your differences are grating against each other, you need to stop insisting you’re right or your partner is wrong, and seek to re-establish your connection.

Here are some relationship dynamics you can learn to understand to overcome challenging differences between you and your partner: Gender differences Although times are changing, most men and women are socialized differently as children, and these differences can trip us up in romantic relationships.

Women’s and men’s brains, and therefore language processing and reasoning, are organized differently.

It seems logical that like would attract like, but in my private practice as a marriage counselor and psychotherapist, I often see people drawn to their opposite—because it’s new and exciting.

However, what’s exciting in the newness of romance often becomes unbearable in the constant contact of a long time relationship If you and your partner don’t have a certain degree of similarity, your relationship will be too stressful to last.

Blended couples have blended children, who need both cultures.

Learning to combine traditions, cuisines, and family celebrations can really create a brand new culture that celebrates everyone.

The book , which has surveyed more than 70,000 people about relationships, found that 95 percent of couples who are very similar to each other said they were “extremely happy.” So it would seem like maybe opposites attract, right? There was no word on what opposite couples had to say about the state of their relationship (at least that I’ve seen), so it’s hard to tell.

Also, there seem to be conflicting reports out there.

My current boyfriend and I are very different from each other.

He is very passionate about cars and doesn’t know the difference between a dress and a skirt (for realz), while I could shop for 15 hours straight and not be bored, but instantly get hit with exhaustion anytime a discussion about cars pops up.

Intimacy Breaks Barriers Intimacy is the art of making your partner feel understood and accepted. Gentle touch, eye contact, a gentle sense of humor, and the right words all create an intimate atmosphere.

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