Opposites attract but it can be tough living in a relationship with someone who is very different from you.
You may have different schedules, different ideas on what a healthy sex life is, or have extremely different viewpoints on money.
Often, we do not think or talk about things like our lifestyle when we choose a partner – we follow our feelings. If you are having difficulty finding commonality, therapy can help.
When couples first come to see me, I let them know that sessions are not going to be full of yelling. We do not rehash all the old fights you have had. Couple’s therapy is a process where you both learn new skills to practice, in order to make the relationship better.
There is no winner or loser when it comes to fighting in a relationship – if one person wins, the relationship is loses. Compromising is not one of you just agreeing to do what the other wants to do.