Do you feel it’s fine to take some supplies from the company you work for? Does your partner think it’s okay to buy black-market products knowing full well they were stolen? Do you feel it’s alright to have an affair or share? Do you think a ‘little white lie’ is fine and even necessary because the truth might hurt – others or even you? Do you seek dangerous activities or a calm, sedentary life-style? All these questions and countless more are what makes you an individual.
It is often said opposites attract and some opposite views might be important. I am thinking specifically of negative and positive people. If both partners think the cup is half empty a relationship might suffer depressing times.
But if too many of your principals are compromised, there might be problems and as the relationship loses its excitement, resentment and depression might require a Councillor to get back on track. Often, without realizing it, by going along with another’s idea of right and wrong, you have compromised your own principals. If that happens I can guarantee you will not be happy.
Understanding both your own and your partner’s principals are very important to a happy relationship. People can change and it happens creating a happy relationship. The important thing to remember is – a person must change themselves, you cannot change them just because you want to.