Your spouse IS different from you.
It might be easier if your spouse felt like you, thought like you, had the same needs and personality. But they never will.
And that’s a good thing. You complement each other’s strengths and limitations. You are exposed to different perspectives and styles. You are introduced to new interests and people.
At the same time, your attitude about those differences is so important. The differences are unchangeable. And when you accept that, you can really thrive. It starts with understanding and respecting the differences – without any negative attitude about those differences.
Take the time to learn each other’s strengths and styles. You’ll better understand the intentions and hows and whys of how each of you think and act. You will then have a healthier perspective about how to work together.