Can love, itself, be enough to conquer differences in interests, views and goals?
I think it really depends on the individuals and what they want from the relationship. If it's just the feeling then I guess it will last as long as the feeling does. If just one of them is looking for things in common to share then it's going to run into problems.
Thanks Dallas, that makes sense
I think so, as long as the things they do have in common are key elements in their lives.
Thanks for your thoughts JustJimColo :-)
Sure. I got little in common with my sister, but I still love her
Well if it is a loving relationship then surely you already have important things in common?
Are you friends, can you talk and do you touch each other?
If so then for the rest: Opposites attract.
That's true... yes we do have some things in common
The important things :) The rest which are differences can be used to avoid the relationship from becoming boring or predictable. If it feels as if you have little in common then perhaps see how you two can merge/adapt and experience things outside of your comfort zone, identify what works and what does not and find others that can replace non compatible interests.
Thanks for the great advice, I will do that. I think you're right as well, it is important not to let a relationship slip into codependence or believe that we have to be identical for it to work.
Yes, my husband and I are complete opposites, there are a lot of things that we don't have in common, but we have had a long and loving relationship. Who wants to be with someone that is a clone of one's self.
Good post, Livi!
That's a good point thanks StarzAbove 😊
And I gave the same exact answer as you...I should read the other posts before adding my own, lol.
No problem, great minds think alike. lol
I would think so....haven't you ever heard the phrase "opposites attract"? It can almost be argued that differences are what strengthen a relationship. I spend enough time trying to get away from myself....I don't want to be married to myself.
That's a valid point - who wants to be in a relationship with themselves? Sounds dreadfully dull!
Thanks for your thoughts :-)
Thanks for your input :-)
Thanks for your input!
No. Opposite Attacting only lasts for a while. I'd have to know what their birthdays and signs are.... A Sagittarius and a Pisces should never get married.
Yes but it won't last if there isn't something to bind you together. Marriage is no assurance now.
Yes, but it may or may not take a little more work than expected.
can be done
it would certainally make for interesting conversations thats fershure