One Less Pair of #Twinsies
Whether you’re single and searching or blissfully coupled up, the opening story of our Love section this month will probably strike a chord as it turns the concept of compatibility on its head. As humans on a perpetual hunt for our soul mates, we tend to believe that common interests and quirky similarities are signs from the universe: “So ‘Holocene’ is also your favorite Bon Iver song? We must be meant for each other!” And when it comes to things we harbor opposite feelings about, we keep a running tally until we’re finally convinced that it’s never going to work. (He loves the gym. You love your bed. It was doomed from the start.)
But what if it turns out the things you don’t share an affection for or an aversion to are the things that end up binding you together? I know this is actually possible because I’m marrying someone who couldn’t be any more different from me, yet somehow everything managed to click into place. We met as total opposites, but somewhere along the way, we learned to adjust and understand and grow. My calmness and introspection has softened his edges a bit, and his tough, adventurous personality continues to draw me out of my shell. Our friends and family say we balance each other out—a compliment that never gets old.
You don’t need to be #twinsies with your significant other to build a healthy, happy life together. I guess when you think about compatibility as something you work on instead of something you’re handed at the very beginning, it makes complete sense. It’s inevitable that a relationship will change you. Maybe you just have to let it. Hydrates and refreshes at the same time.
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