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Relationship Differences

It seems like the very thing that attracts us to our partner eventually starts to create a problem. Our personality traits can start out to be positive and then very quickly turn negative. Sally was attracted to Harry’s dynamic action packed personality and life style. Before too long she was wishing he would be more available and not so busy. Harry was attracted to Sally’s open- ness and willingness to share what was on her heart and mind. It did not take long for him to become annoyed and irritated that she was sharing too many topics and he wished that she would show some privacy in conversations. Couples negotiate and navigate issues related to differences in styles and personality. Managing the differences can take some skill and finesse. Learning and utilizing couples skills can help couples achieve success in maneuvering the differences.