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3 years ago  ::  Jan 03, 2011 - 7:39PM #1
SatanicStalker
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I just read this article, and although I'm young and not actually married yet, I think it is 100% true. 


www.nytimes.com/2011/01/02/weekinreview/...


As far as I'm concerned, my boyfriend of 6 years and I have one of the best, healthiest, happiest relationships of anyone I know. In trying to determine and articulate why, I've often before said things very similar to the theory put forth in this article. I wasn't a boring person to begin with, but with him I've become so much more interesting and rounded of a person. There are so many things that I've learned and experienced because of my time with him that I doubt I ever would have otherwise. He inspires me to new and varied experiences, he teaches me new skills and new mindsets, and pushes me to be better at the skills and talents I already had. I'm a more confident and competent person as a result. I like to think he could say the same of me. 


Any other thoughts on this article?


~Stalker

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3 years ago  ::  Jan 11, 2011 - 8:06PM #2
Hatman
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One thought immediately occurred to me: most men roundly despise relationship quizzes.  *grin*

Not me, though.

i learned a great deal, and have filed both the article and the quiz away for future reference and reflection, as well as to assist others who may have an interest.

Warmest regards-

Hatman
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3 years ago  ::  Jan 16, 2011 - 4:27PM #3
Anesis
Posts: 1,542

Additional research suggests that spouses eventually adopt the traits of  the other — and become slower to distinguish differences between them,  or slower to remember which skills belong to which  spouse.



It is amazing to me that research today supports what Scripture already taught us....that in marriage, the two become one...

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