Have you heard the term “opposites attract”? I think I first learned this way back in grade school when we were learning about magnets and stuff, but later learned that it could have a big impact on a long-term relationship as well. When we talk about looking for the person of our dreams — our soul mate — the one we’re to be with forever, we always hear about the common interests and life views that can set you up for the best start of a relationship.
But, what happens if you fall in love with someone who — by many views — is kind of your complete opposite? Do you need to have a lot in common to make things work or is love just like those two magnets, where polar opposites are attracted and pull to be together?
I can say, “yes” to those, at least in my relationship. I have been with my husband for almost 15 years — married for almost 10 and though we have a lot of opposites, we seem to really work. I know we have one big thing in common and that’s love and respect and anything after that just seems to make our life a little more interesting. I learn a lot about the world through him and he through mine.
Click through and read 10 ways my husband totally differ yet still seem to have a great relationship:
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Devan is a freelance writer living in Toronto, Ontario with her husband, three kids and expecting baby #4 at the end of this year. Read more from Devan on Babble and “like” Accustomed Chaos on Facebook!