Most of my generation (myself included) are aspiring to find our “soul mate”.

We expect to find a perfect match. If someone doesn’t match in every way, we move on.

We are misguided.

A successful relationship that lasted 50 years is the story of two people. People who worked hard to create shared experiences and values. That is the strength and power of the relationship. Not the initial compatibility.

Yes, to some extent similarity is important when you first meet. But, much more important is a mutual commitment to making the relationship work.

Now what triggers that commitment? I’m not sure, maybe circumstances, maybe luck. But, that shared commitment is more important than a mythical “compatibility”.

^Day 26/90 120 Words

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