Values and Relationships

Shared values are at the foundation of all relationships. Any kind of relationship- friendship, love or a professional relationship. People having disparate values can get along together. But if they clash on core values – it becomes so much harder. Our choices define us. And our values dictate our choices – at least they should. If your life is guided by a strong value system – you cannot accept a relationship that involves a person who does not match up to that value system.

Considering this, love might actually be logical.

2 thoughts on “Values and Relationships

  1. I soooo agree with this! My husband and I are 8 years apart. He is from a rural, farming background and me from the city and an academic background. We are not alike in many ways, which makes our relationship fun. The part where we are alike: OUR VALUES. We recognized this up front and have marveled, really, at how well our marriage has worked out. We are together 20 years this summer. And happier than ever, really. 🙂

  2. My husband and I were best friends through the first years of college. We read Fountainhead, Objectivism ( by Peikoff), and Atlas Shrugged together. we debated ideas and relationships we both had. Without realizing we were forming a shared value system. We’ve been together 8 years now! It hasn’t always been easy though lol, because when we disagree, it’s very intense with extensive researching and premise checking.

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