Throughout the start of any relationship, slight personality differences can be easy to overlook. For instance, her outgoing ways will make her seem vivacious, as opposed to overbearing. If she’s close to her family, you’ll find it endearing, not clingy. But after awhile, these differences can start to take their toll and you’ll start to question your compatibility. While it’s true that “opposites attract”, it doesn’t necessarily mean they will last.
According to researchers, the best way to go about dealing with opposing personalities is by acknowledging your differences and being able to compromise. Couples who have the ability to accept each others differences and appreciate their partners for their unique traits have a much higher chance of succeeding in the dating department.
In order to ensure that your differences bring you closer together – as opposed to further apart – follow these tips which cover some of the most common differences amongst couples.
1. Differences In Social Interaction – In many cases, couples can have entirely different attitudes when it comes to socializing. While one might be a social butterfly, the other could be shy and introverted. However, don’t be too quick in assuming that there is no hope. Research has proven that differences in extroversion can actually be beneficial for couples. Once you start to grow old together, your relationship will become more focused on how one partner can help the other.
2. Differences In Family Ties – If your significant-other tends to see her family every single weekend, it can often make you feel pressured to do the same. As long as you are both sharing good (and bad) news amongst yourselves first – and family second – you should have no real problems. The difficulty lies when you either one of you start to feel second-place to your partners family. To avoid coming across these issues, be sure to schedule family visits evenly amongst yourselves.
3. Differences In Libido – One of the most common differences in couples lies in the desire to have sex. When one partner wants it more than the other, the one with the lower libido may start to feel distressed and discouraged – adding further stress to the problem. To sort this problem before it even starts, make sure to be honest with your partner. If you don’t feel like having sex, tell them exactly why that is and be sure to state that you’ll be more than happy to get down and dirty at a later time. Honesty is always the best policy.