Generally, opposites attract. People often search for partners that have qualities they lack. Their dissimilar qualities complement one another, in turn, creating a balanced and stable relationship. For instance, a shy person is typically drawn to an outgoing person because he/she desires a companion who can ignite his/her unfulfilled sense of adventure. That explains why two people in a loving relationship often refer to each other as their “other-half” or even as their “better half.” Without their counterparts, they are not complete.
A couple can achieve long-term happiness even if its partners do not have identical interests. In fact, the liveliest relationships are those in which each partner has unique qualities. Having a difference in interests and hobbies is essential. In order to have a healthy and loving relationship, each partner needs to have his/her own identity and sense of self. Being clones of a partner is, in fact, detrimental. Having shared morals and values is what counts.
Written by Cassidy Zuber