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What attracted you to your partner may eventually lead to a breakup if care is not taken.

Whatever attracted you to your partner may eventually turn into a source of discontent that may even threaten the  survival of your relationship…unless both of you decide to embrace your differences and see them as rounding out your personalities. Here is how it was explained by a licensed social worker, Maud Purcell:

"Stop and think: what most attracted you to your partner at the beginning? I'II almost guarantee it was exactly the thing that drives you most insane today. Take a fresh look at these differences. Try to focus on their positive aspects and find an appreciation for those exact things that make the two of you different from one another. It's likely your differences balance one another out and make you a great team."~Maud Purcell's "10 Secrets of Happy Couples," PsychCentral Website, December 10, 2006.