When two people come together, they bring with them different ways of seeing things and different ways of doing things. These differences often cause friction in the relationship. And if not handled well, they can lead to major disruptions and sometimes ruptures in the relationship. One of the keys to creating your lifelong honeymoon is being able to manage these differences well.
Here is an example from my book, The Porsha Principles, of Pam and Marcus experiencing a difference in their relationship.
It’s pool day, and I am looking forward to Marcus and I spending quiet quality time at the pool together. But as soon as we walk through the gate of the pool, Marcus sees several other people at the pool and shouts to them, “Great weather for a pool day!” He starts conversing with them, and it’s like he forgot that this was our time, not time to be social with others. I grabbed his hand to try to pull him away to find a private place for us. But he doesn’t read my signal and keeps speaking to the other people. I just walk away, find a place, and sit down, alone.