My husband and I have been together for what feels like forever (in a good way). More specifically we have been a couple for 12 years, living together for 9 years and married for 7 years. We met in high school – I was 17 years old and he was in a grade above and was 18 years old. We moved in together when I started college the year after he began. We married the year we graduated and have been inseparable. We have done a lot of growing up together.
We have nothing in common though.
I am not over dramatizing this either. What we have in common really is we like each other and we like our kids and we both work all the time.
We don’t have any hobbies in common. We don’t have any real talents or skills that are in common. We don’t like the same music. We don’t like the same outdoor activities. We don’t have the same social tendencies.
We don’t have the same religious beliefs, we don’t always agree on how to raise our children, we don’t have the same ideas on how large our family should be.
He is emotional. I am not. He is not shy. I am. He likes to try all different kinds of food. I don’t. He learns quicker by doing. I learn quicker by reading.
Seriously, the list could go on forever.
I find it so fascinating that we have such little in common yet chose to be with each other. We chose to start a family together. & you know what?
We work. & we work well.
I can’t explain it and I don’t know why or how we work but we do. Relationship advice always seems to warn that we should find things in common – to build our relationship on commonalities.
I guess one thing we do have in common is we respect each other’s differences and we work well together because of them. We are a great team.
:: Do you and your partner have any common hobbies/interests? ::
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