Successful Relationships Reading Corner

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In this week’s blog, we wrote about seeing differences as an asset in your relationship. Since ours is a very uncommon point of view, we didn’t find articles talking to precisely what we shared, but these all offer useful information about differences in relationships.

Want a Lasting Marriage? Personality Match May Not Matter “Men and women in relationships need not be similar in personality in order to have a successful long-lasting marriage, a new study suggests. The study, which included couples who had been married for at least 40 years, found that neither personality similarities nor differences appeared to affect how happy the couples were.”

Do Your Personality Traits Affect Your Relationship? “So in your relationship is it a matter of “opposites attract” or “birds of a feather”? The question of whether similar or dissimilar personality traits are a source of romantic attraction and marital satisfaction has been debated for years.”

Why Partners Need Complementary Strengths “Your partnerships work on the same principle [of combination]. The best happen when you and someone who has strengths that complement yours join forces and focus on a single goal. Your strengths cancel out your partner’s weaknesses, and vice versa. You accomplish together what could not be done separately. Before you can forge a successful alliance, you must understand what you bring to the combination, and equally important, what you don’t.”

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