Love and Attraction: Similarities vs Differences

Love and Attraction: Similarities vs Differences

Love and Attraction: Similarities vs Differences

Couples’ therapists in Orlando have been asked the question, “Why do couples attend therapy?” Couples benefit from therapy to improve communication, deepen the relationship, learn more about one another, or use it as a platform to speak about things that perhaps may be difficult for one partner to address. The biggest reason for couples therapy is to bring back that spark the couple once had at the beginning of their relationship. You may be thinking, "What brings two people together?" There have been many cliché sayings such as, “soulmates” and “other half”. Ultimately, both sayings to the notion that the other person is not fully complete without the other. Expert relationship counseling in Orlando has expanded on the idea that couples are attracted to one another by the similarities that they have and then their differences are what instill the love in their relationship. Partners in committed relationships have unconditional love for one another, especially because they are different from each other and not the same.

Similarity Attraction

Couples therapists in Orlando have found that similarities between partners are what create a foundation for success in any relationship. Ideally, partners that have similar aligned values, desires, growth, and life planning goals. These similarities spur an initial attraction that leads partners to feel safe and secure with one another. These feelings of safety and security allow for more growth and for the couple to learn more about one another. These similarities need to be fostered and grown into strengths. One way of doing this is to acknowledge the love each partner has for their respective partners' differences.

Loving the Differences

During a couples therapy session, partners usually begin their session discussing the differences they face in their relationship. On the contrary, the differences between partners tend to spur growth in a relationship. Noted by professional relationship experts in Orlando, the reasoning for this growth is due to the other partner feeling challenged. While similarities may feel safe and secure, the differences pose a challenge. The biggest challenge is the difference between the way partners think and feel which can lead to healthy compromising. Every relationship has differences which can help with the growth of each person in the way they view life and build different perspectives. Loving differences can produce the most enriching type of love.

If you or someone you know is seeking expert couples therapy in Orlando, contact a couples therapist in Orlando today. We have the tools and resources to share that can help with putting marriage back on track.

Rise above any circumstance, for GROWTH, EMPOWERMENT, and better QUALITY of life!
Call today for more information. Follow Orlando Thrive on Facebook or Instagram.

(407) 592-8997

118 Pasadena Pl
Orlando, Florida 32803
Heather Oller

Heather Oller is a licensed Orlando therapist at Orlando Thrive Therapy, Coaching & Counseling who specializes in counseling Orlando couples, individuals, and families who are seeking changes in their lives. She has been a mental health professional for over 17 years and is a practicing Orlando counselor that specializes in conflict resolution for couples. You can contact her for an appointment or call 407-592-8997 for more information.