Friends Don’t Let Friends Fall In Love Alone
In the movies, two very famous leads fall madly in love and satisfy each other’s needs utterly and totally forever and ever in that “you complete me” way. Unfortunately, real-life love lasts longer than a line of movie credits, and if we’re not careful, we can risk getting bored with even our most well-fitted lover.
Don’t fret about this. It happens to every real-life couple, probably even to Nora Ephron and her husband (and let’s face it, that woman can churn out some snappy dialog).
To avoid getting bored, diversify. When we couple up, we tend to forget about our friends and focus solely on our soul mate, but don’t let this happen. It’s not important that your partner doesn’t share your love of astronomy, that’s what your geeky scientist friend is for. And if your guy loves baseball and you don’t, let him trot off to the game with his buds while you give tours of the planetarium. Having some interests apart will keep you both unique and interesting to each other. Relying solely on one another for every aspect of your life is a recipe for staleness and even resentment.
Instead of saying “you complete me,” be more realistic and say, “you complete me in a lot of ways, but I am still an individual and I have interests that you don’t share, and that’s OK because it will make me more interesting come dinner time.” Not sure that line would have worked as well for Renee Zellweger, but it will for you.