34 years ago yesterday I married my polar opposite. In fact during our pre-marital counseling, the pastor who was marrying us advised us not to get married because we were so opposite. Of course, being young and invincible, we got married anyway.
These past 34 years have not been without their challenges and partially because we are opposites...
I am a glass half-full, he is an empty glass.
I like to watch fluff, feel-good movies, he likes action-adventure and serious movies.
I like music with a beat, he likes slow thoughtful music.
I can't stand fish or the thought of anything that swims, he loves all fish and seafood.
I love marshmallow peeps, he can't stand them. :) (shouldve been a deal-breaker - it's just wrong to not love Peeps!)
I am not decision-impaired even if the decision may be wrong in the end, he researches and researches before he makes a decision.
I like our bed kaddywhompus (at an angle), he says he hasn't slept right since I turned the bed.
I am a "good-good enough" person, he is a perfectionist.
I tend to move quickly and multi-task, he is much more task oriented.
I can't stand to work in clutter, it doesn't bother him.
You get the picture. Our kaddywhompus-ness has definitely made us work at our relationship more than we might have had to if we were more alike, but I also like to think we compliment and complete each other.
Happy Anniversary honey!