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Marital Compatibility: It’s About More Than Being “In Love”

This article first appeared on Divorced Moms and has been republished with permission.


Emily Cowen, a musical artist I enjoy sings, “Even though we just met, these feelings are so beautiful, you and me were meant to be together.” And that is where “love” songs get love wrong. You’ve just met, the feelings are beautiful so, goodness gracious, you must be meant to be together.

Wrong!

Long-lasting marriages and relationships aren’t based on beautiful feelings. They thrive because of compatibility and the unique differences both genders bring to the relationship and how well each can resolve conflict.

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Be Mine, And Hers, And His: The Requisite Valentine's Themed Post On Polyamory

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Yes, You Can Fix A Sexless Marriage. Here’s How.

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