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  1. zombiedrew2 says:

    I think that’s a great idea. One of my thoughts on relationships/marriage is that yes you are individuals first and foremost. You have your own life, interest and your own history. And you have to maintain being an individual to a degree.

    At the same time though, sharing and allowing your partner into your world can deepen your connection.

    I’ve talked in the past about “accepting influence”, and to me this is about allowing your partner in to your world, and you into theirs. You don’t have to love Brazilian Ju Jitsu, but having a bit of understanding of it gives you a common dialogue – and by showing interest in it you are really showing interest in him.

    He doesn’t have to love Egyptian history/artifacts, but doing those things with you is about you, not him.

    Should either of you do it all the time? Heck no. Even if it turns out to be something you both enjoy you may each want to preserve certain things as your own personal space.

    But when we share our worlds with our partners we expand and enrich our own worlds, and ideally strengthen our relationship at the same time.

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