B is for Balance

My theme for this year’s Blogging from A to Z April Challenge is Marriage from A to Z in 55 Words.  B is for Balance in Marriage, today!

B is for Balance in Marriage

55 Fiction

He is an extrovert while she is an introvert. Balance with Opposites in Marriage

He’s a morning person and she is a night owl.

He likes it loud, she likes it soft, the music that is.

Reading and writing looked like work to him while these were her passions.

So post marriage do the opposites attract, still?

No, they attack!

A Word to the Wise

We are sun and moon, dear friend; we are sea and land. It is not our purpose to become each other; it is to recognize each other, to learn to see the other and honor him for what he is: each the other’s opposite and complement. Hermann Hesse

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138 thoughts on “B is for Balance

  1. You’re probably going to hear this a lot today, Shilpa, but that sounds like my husband and me! He is more politically conservative than I am. I am artistic; he is logical. The list goes on and on. That’s two days in a row you’ve helped me smile (even more) when thinking about my marriage!

    LuAnn Braley
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    • A lot of couples are completely opposite to each other, but guess with time, they learn to accept and respect the differences and find some common grounds too. And that works out well! 🙂

  2. Me and hubby completely opposite. We dated for 7 yes before we got married and were well aware of how different we were. Yes there was apprehension but what worked for us was love, understanding, not changing each other and most imp space.
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    • I just pondered at our friends and relatives circle and could not find any couple who are similar in most of the things! So wonder how it would be with them… always in sync and no conflicts??

  3. Opposites do attract, and how 🙂 My husband hates going out, movies, loud music, writing and impulsive behaviour whereas i am the opposite. We both have given each other the freedom to be ourselves and be together, complementing each other and not fighting. I think it would have been so boring if we both had the same interests and hobbies 🙂 Lovely post, yet again.

  4. I so love these lines…and the word Balance. Once a friend told me what fun to be with someone who is your reflection, we should add some spice to life. I agree, when two different people learn to live with each other there is a lifelong growth of souls…
    Reread this: “We are sun and moon, dear friend; we are sea and land. It is not our purpose to become each other; it is to recognize each other, to learn to see the other and honor him for what he is: each the other’s opposite and complement.”
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  5. Nice!!! I love the way you balance deep thoughts with easy words…I agree with yoy …I feel similarity broods boredom … Diversity always keeps people exploring each other …

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  6. This sounded like my story except that I’m a morning person and he’s a night owl 😀 I think having a partner with dissimilar likes has its owns pros and cons. You are introduced to different activities that you may have never tried before but at the same time when you want to do something you like, you never know if he will give you company :mrgreen:

  7. Wise words of wisdom you got there. The balance of accepting each other, and never try to change the other into something he/she is not.. Yes, totally relate and agree:-) Sweet post Shilpa, I really enjoyed reading it:-)
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  8. My husband and I are learning that those things that make us opposites are actually good things. It helps us to be a support system for each other’s strengths and weaknesses.

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  9. In real life especially among spouses this natural magnetic attraction of opposite poles is nonsense. In fact they repel and repel violently.
    However as you mentioned life itself is an art a trapeze of accommodation, understanding. Repulsion may happen, but they must to accentuate the relationship.
    But honestly SG there are people and relationships that are best left to repel than accommodate a patched , contrived existence.

  10. We are sun and moon, dear friend; we are sea and land. It is not our purpose to become each other; it is to recognize each other, to learn to see the other and honor him for what he is: each the other’s opposite and complement. Hermann Hesse

    That is such a perfect quote! I have got to remember that. My husband and I believe that we are each a half of a single soul. This makes perfect sense now. 🙂

    Thank you,
    Jamie Dement (LadyJai)
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  11. I have come across people who reject others for being totally opposite of them. I can’t help but pity them as they lose the opportunity to see/feel/experience a lot more in life through that other…

    This is a good one!

  12. Most of the married couples are always the opposite of each other. Very few lucky ones have similar traits and attitude towards life and everything.
    Initially it is a bit difficult to adjust, but as time goes by we are able to understand and even appreciate the differences, and some of their qualities rub on us and we start to think like them, that is we both change, and when both change, the differences between us no longer exists. That is the beauty of a good relationship.
    Nice topic Shilpa.
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  13. This really reminded me of the wedding vow that says something like “love is not staring deep into each other’s eyes, but looking forward in the same direction together.” So perhaps, it doesn’t matter if you are different people as long as you are pulling in the same direction.

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