Everyone knows a "perfect couple" who never seem to fight. How do they do it? Why do they never fight? Are they just perfect people?
The answer is, realistically, no. People are not perfect, and even the most easy-going couples will occasionally have disagreements. Nevertheless, what helps these couples get along so well is that they've got similar values.
Specifically, they agree on important areas which many easily overlook. Here are the 4 most important areas to look for in any partner.
1. Spending Habits
If you don't think this is a problem, consider that years into the future, what seems like $30 for a new shirt (that you don't really need) becomes $3000 for the many shirts, bags, shoes and clothes that you've spent.
Or that the $500 you give to your parents every month grows, and eventually becomes some $6,000 over just a year.
The point isn't what you want to spend on. There's nothing wrong spending on clothes if it's needed, or cutting the funding from your parents if they're using it to feed an out-of-control gambling habit (just saying). It may not look big now, but $20 a week easily becomes a $thousand in a year, and you can imagine how this adds up in the long run. The point is that you disagree, and this is only going to add up in the long run.
Thrash out your disagreements now, and spare your future the heartache (AND MONEY)! It starts today. If you've already got similar ideas, congratulations, you've overcame one of the biggest problems most couples face.
2. Respect for parents & family issues
Not everyone has the most loving relationship with their parents, but it's important for your partner to respect, and accept how you are with them.
Some people grew up in a peaceful and happy family. They are extremely respectful of your parents, and their family is the most important thing to them. They're also extremely bonded with their siblings, and tend to share everything with their parents.
Alternatively, others may have long-standing grudges, disappointments, and disagreements with their family. Growing up was hard, that's what shaped these individuals to be more tough and independent.
There is nothing wrong with either.