Being a Couple and still Having Fun After 10 Years
“Shakespeare and Hollywood screwed us all” – Pierre du Plessis
Those who have been married and made it after a year or more realize that this statement is SO true. How is it that two individuals growing up on two different planets, with their own weather, culture, likes, dislikes, Christmas celebrations and holiday fun, still have not killed each other after a year?
I guess, it’s comes down to being a miracle!
Nine years ago Pierre and I, did StrengthsFinder as a couple. Through the years I am stilled stunned how precise StrenghtsFinder is. Opposites definitely attract!
Pierre is one of those people who love to spend time in his head, and is fond of a one two one conversation while enjoying proper coffee and conversation, he loves to socialize with a small group of close friend. Planning is second nature to him, and life and schedules need to be planned to the detail.
On the other side I love people, being around them 24/7. Any type of person, from any race, background and age. All is welcome, 100 at a time. I dislike any planning, you see each day is different, so why cage it? Take it minute by minute.
You can just see how different we are, but after StrengthsFinder we have grace with each other and realized we are an amazing team.
Pierre can plan ahead through chaos (Strategic), set goals for our future (Futuristic) and thought me what it is to have close friendships (Relator)
I have thought him that things can change in a second, but we can still cope with it. If there is a big crowd, he’ll send me out to scout, sometimes gather the information we need, I’ll report back to him and he’ll come up with a plan.
StrengthsFinder has taught me to have grace with each other and partner up with your partner. This way each one can be himself, which is great. I love Pierre for being himself, I mean this is the reason I fell in love with him.
Read more here on the couple coaching session.
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