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To magically stumble upon The One like finding the gold at the end of a rainbow that is being carried by a unicorn with leprechaun jockey. Marriage is like rolling Play-Doh, the more two Hard dating questions colors are meshed together the harder it becomes to distinguish one from another.

In marriage you begin to rub off on each other, subtly taking on traits and characteristics of the other. Does this thought excite you or does it make you feel like you just digested a can of the before mentioned Play-Doh? Yes in marriage you still are your own person.

And you need to have your own identity beyond your spouse. One of the biggest lies of our culture is that attraction is solely about appearance. If you can just get your hair, abs, complexion, and clothes just right, then The One will scamper to you like a squirrel to a nut factory.

However, attraction runs much deeper Hard dating questions looks. And unsuccessfully trying to catch up. We all have values that direct us and help us make decisions — problem is most of us have never articulated what those values are. Not all values are the same and sometimes you can have two very good people Hard dating questions very good values, but those values can feel at Hard dating questions with each other.

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However, for many of us our fallback communication plan will be the one our parents laid out for us. Holidays, especially, are giving you a glimpse into how your partner has been taught and trained. Your partner can Hard dating questions and smell like a rose, and yet continue to prick you with their sharpened barbs. Does your partner seek out ways to understand how you receive love and meet that need?

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Do you do the same? When someone loves from their strengths they know who they are and are drawing from a deep, full well to Hard dating questions to you without demanding a drink in return. Honestly, going into marriage with my wife I really struggled talking about money. Hard dating questions let money and the honest conversations about it become a Hard dating questions in my relationship. Conversations about money can be the great time bomb in a relationship.

When you think about your future together, can you list three things that you think would be excruciating to let go?

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Identify what you feel are non-negotiables now so you Hard dating questions avoid any large, gaping Hard dating questions ahead. Does religious faith play a role in your present and do you want faith to play a role in your future?

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I really believe that if there are Hard dating questions differences in your faith now, those will only become bigger and more cumbersome as your relationship progresses.

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