" In Chinese philosophy, yin and yang, which are often shortened to "yin-yang" or "yin yang", are concepts used to describe how apparently opposite or contrary forces are actually complementary" - Wikipedia.
In this post, I'm applying this definition to the lives of some regular couples, whose characters and preferences are different. Some couples are actually the complete opposite of themselves, in terms of interests, opinions, etc, yet they get on very well like a house on fire. Others on the other hand have similar tastes and preferences still, there's that one thing (oomph?) lacking.
I'm talking about differences such as:
*choice of foods, e.g he likes spicy meals, she doesn't
*she likes to dance, he can't even be bothered to shuffle his feet
*he likes action movies like 300, she likes soaps like Grey's Anatomy
*he's a couch potato, she's the poster girl for TGIF (
...... and the list goes on.
I believe whatever differences couples have can always be resolved by reaching a compromise. If you care enough about a person to desire them and be with them, then ensuring they are happy and satisfied for the majority of the time is crucial. Rather than always have it your way or the highway, try something different by having it their way for a change (well more than one change, remember compromise?) Take genuine interest in what makes your spouse happy and go for it. It might not be daily or even weekly, but at least make it frequent and be a willing participant. This will help you bond as a couple and you will be sure to also gain knowledge from the experiences.
So as the weekend begins, start thinking of ways to reach that compromise you wouldn't ordinarily conform to. A happy spouse guarantees a happier you. ;)