Imagine driving with your spouse from Portland, Maine, to San Diego, California. You’d travel more than 3,000 miles across fifteen states. You’d be driving for 46 hours. That’s about 750 songs, at least twelve meals, and probably around 30 pit stops.
Do you think you and your spouse would still be friends when you get to San Diego?
If so, I’d like to think that you’re probably in a relationship that will last the long haul in marriage.
The next category we cover in the inventory is personality.
Friendship is an essential ingredient to happily ever after. Compatibility really relies on some very simple questions.
On the surface level, do you really want to spend time with this person? But it goes much deeper than that.
What about your in-laws? These people are going to be with you for a very long time and have a huge impact on your life.
What are your lifestyle expectations? It might not seem like a big deal now, but if one of you has always dreamed of living on a farm in the country, and the other wants to live in a flat in the heart of a buzzing metropolis, there’s something that needs to be talked about and understood.
Seeing where you align and where you differ makes for some incredible conversations and lets you know where your relationship will be really strong, and also where you might have some work ahead of you.