TMI Tuesday: Choices, Bonds & Significant Others

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By Johntex (Johntex) [GFDL, CC-BY-SA-3.0 or CC BY 2.5], via Wikimedia Commons

1. Are you “in love” with your significant other or are you simply compatible? Scientist claim that being “in love” only last within the first six months of a relationship.
I would say we’re mostly compatible, and also in love, although I think that love has changed over the years.

2. Do you solve problems with your significant other (s.o.) or are you the real and only problem solver? A relationship has a stronger bond when both people in the relationship work toward resolving issues whether it be with kids, finances, management of home, etc.
I am usually the only problem solver, although, depending on what the problem is, we may solve it together.

3. If you live with your s.o. do you both do chores and have equal amount of chores in the household? Research shows resentment mounts in couples who have an imbalance in household chore duties.
Yes, we both do chores…and I would say they’re pretty equal.

4. Is your relationship meaningful to you for companionship or is it personally fulfilling?  Marriage in the U.S.A. has changed over time from being for survival (home, food), to companionate love during most of the 20th Century, to 1960s to present being about personal fulfillment.
Hmmm…I would say it’s more companionship now, and it’s changed over the years.

5. In general do people think of you as a “couple” with your s.o. or do they connect with you individually just as much as a connecting with you as a couple. (Do you feel you’ve lost your individuality since being in a serious romantic relationship?)
It depends. There are some people who only think of us as a couple, and others that connect with each of us individually.

Bonus: You are invited to a large cocktail party at a fancy country club where you know no one. When you arrive, the room where the party is being held is already half full of people–naked people. How do you react when you enter the room?
Well that would be interesting! I would take a look around and see what was going on, and then, if I decided it looked like fun and I wanted to stay and play, I’d get naked and mingle.

 

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