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7 min read · Aug 9th · Some of what you think you know about relationships may actually be wrong.
Opposites may attract at first, but eventually, they attack. Why? Those opposite traits that are initially new and interesting become difficult to tolerate.
Take, for example, the “Precarious Couple Effect,” which pairs a timid inhibited male with an assertive and critical female. True opposites. Early on, the contrast is appealing because their communication styles mesh. But as the relationship matures, this contradictory pairing becomes unsustainable and results in poorer relationship quality.
Looking too favorably on a relationship with real problems discourages partners from dealing with the underlying issues. If you don’t acknowledge what’s wrong, it’s impossible to get things right.