July 2009 Archives

July 15, 2009

Opposites Attract, But Does it Last?

A recent New Zealand study says that while opposites may attract, after a while they begin to repel each other -- leading to a higher divorce rate than that of couples who are more alike. Differences in habits like smoking, drinking, and work, along with age differences, were the top oppositions leading to marital problems. From my perspective, it's probably not the differences themselves but a failure to communicate about them effectively that leads to marital discord, but either way, couples apparently aren't working out their opposite-ness.