Have you ever been in a relationship where you seem to like very different things but you’re sure you both still want it to work? It doesn’t have to be the romantic kind where your boyfriend wants to stay home and play Call of Duty all day despite your insistence that he accompany you to the mall because there’s a huge sale happening. But if that’s your case, it works too. Well, my dilemma is a bit less dramatic but not as easily rid of as breaking up with the guy because you clearly have nothing in common.
What if it’s family? Surely, you can’t stop talking to your mom because she loves fashion and you don’t or you can’t really ignore your dad because every time he asks you to go fishing all you can think of is fish guts spilling all over you. How about if it’s a childhood friend who you want to keep because of everything you’ve been through but you can’t seem to find a common ground anymore? She likes parties and bars and spontaneous moments of craziness while your more laid back, stay-in-the-coffee-shop kinda gal. What do you do then?
How do you save that kind of relationship when the things that they wanna do bore the hell out of you and vice versa?
Okay, so I’ve been in many situations like this and my first rule is to always try. As long as it isn’t anything illegal or immoral, I’ll try. My other go-to solution is get them to try what you love. They might actually enjoy it so problem solved. But what do you do when neither of them work? Do you pretend that you like whatever it is that they insist you do together and hope that maybe one day you’ll grow to love it? Or do you decide to go your separate ways because you can’t seem to agree on anything anyway?