Compatibility is an important aspect of any relationship. When two people are compatible, there is a good indication that they have enough things in common that their relationship has a strong chance of enduring for the long haul. Every couple has differences, arguments, and conflicts and when these become the prominent factor of the relationship, the future can suddenly take a fast detour south. Making sure that you have certain areas of your personality or thinking in common can help prevent those differences from overriding your relationship. Here are four areas, or four signs that you and your partner have enough personality or character traits in common to overcome any hardships that you might face in the future.
First, it is important to have similar interests in sexual appetite. If one partner has a very strong sex drive, and the other doesn’t there can be serious problems in the future. Though it might be uncomfortable to talk about, it is a good idea to make sure that you and your partner are on the same page when it comes to the area of sex. When both partners have the same expectations in the area of sex, they have overcome a number of future problems that could cause great strain on the relationship.
Another area where a couple should look for signs of compatibility is in the amount of energy spent on daily activities. If one partner is a couch potato while the other enjoys mountain climbing, there is good indication that the relationship is headed for serious difficulties. Being a couch potato isn’t bad in itself, and if you are the type that prefers staying inside watching movies, that doesn’t mean you are doomed to be alone. However, it does mean that if you find a partner with the same energy level that you have, you’ll have a better shot at a long lasting relationship, then trying to pursue a relationship with Mr. or Mrs. Olympian. It’s never a good idea to try to fake your energy level for a relationship either. There is scientific evidence that certain people have brains that are wired for daredevil, thrill seeking experiences and others are content keeping both feet on the ground. Pretending to be more sports oriented or athletic than you are will not only work, but also it will wear you out. Be honest about your personal energy level and find a partner who you are compatible with in this area.
If you and your partner are both equally flexible, and find it easy to apologize to one another, there is a great chance your relationship will thrive. If one partner is inflexible, never gives in, or never says that he or she is sorry for their behavior, there is a great imbalance in the relationship. A truly compatible relationship is one where both partners can easily admit their wrongdoings, own up to their share of the responsibility for mistakes, and work together to move forward. If one partner is always apologizing for things the other person says or does, there is a great lack of compatibility.
Finally, you and your partner should be compatible in your outlook towards the future. You should have similar goals and dreams and have similar styles in achieving them. This doesn’t mean that you need to have similar careers or education, but it does mean that you and your partner should have similar styles for reaching your goals. Discussing your plans for the future with your partner is the best way to determine if you are compatible and share the same vision for the future. If you and your partner are compatible in these four critical areas, there is an excellent chance that your relationship will endure.