Conflict is inevitable in this crazy dance of love. We will eventually step on one another’s toes and bruise one another’s egos. You will eventually disagree with your partner. There will be times when you don’t see eye to eye. The idea of perfect compatibility is a myth. In fact, I’ve never seen a couple that’s aligned in every way. .
But, wait, Atina, if two people are really similar won’t you dance in the same way? And never hurt one another? Good question! Sometimes similarities can be good thing for a relationship; however, they do not ensure that you can adapt to all the ups and downs of life together and continue to grow together harmoniously. .
For example, if two people are extremely stubborn and similar in this way, that might actually lead to a pretty difficult relationship where compromise feels impossible. .
You see, it’s not about being the same or aligned in every aspect that makes love last. It’s the couples that know how to manage their differences that thrive, the ones that know how to process and work through disagreements, and the couples that can adapt to an ever changing world. .
It’s all about adaptability, flexibility, and understanding as you ride the rollercoaster of life together, learning how to stay close as obstacles arise and threaten to read you apart. Lasting love is not about perfect compatibility, it’s about finding someone who is willing to change for you and with you continuously as you take on different roles and enter new life stages.