If you're getting married to someone, you don't have to have EVERYTHING in common.
There are a ton of things that we look for in a potential partner, but there are a lot of things that we really hold on to without REALLY needing them. There are certain things you think you should have in common with a future spouse that might actually be blips on the radar when it comes to the long haul. Here are the things you DON’T NEED to have in common with your spouse:
- Hobbies and interests can actually differ if you let yourself be open to another person’s interests.
- Your political beliefs don’t have to be in line as long as you’re open to healthy discussions.
- If you don’t have the same sexual turn-ons, you can absolutely work around it.
- Your taste in movies, music, and TV can be something you share with each other instead of demanding they be the same.
- If your cultural, religious, or racial background is different, it’s really not a big deal.
- Your capacity for socializing just depends on how willing you are to hang out with someone who has different ways of doing it.
- Preferences for cleanliness and organization aren’t a deal breaker if you can find a common ground.
- Your sense of adventure doesn’t have to be the same. You can meet each other halfway with this one too.
All of that being said, if you have ALL of these things different from your future spouse, it’s entirely possible that they’re really not the one. But if one or two of these things aren’t really in line, you can totally make it work anyway if you really love each other.
Source: Huffington Post