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How compatible are you with your current or last partner?

So this book I'm digging recently has a quote from another book. It says, "The most healthy marriages (or relationships) are those in which there is a strong foundation of similarities in background, temperament, goals, dreams, values, and the way in which individuals managed and ordered their physical and mental lives." The book went on to cite a recent Gallup poll indicating some 47 percent of marriages now end with "mutual incompatibility" as the reason for the dissolution of the relationship. So a lack of similarities between partners is one of the strongest factors contributing to divorce.

I'm curious if your personal experience supports this or not. Below is a poll. If you are monogamous, please answer this based either on your current partner or if you are single, on your last relationship. If you are poly, please answer based on your primary partner.

Let's put this to the test!

You and your partner have similarities in background

Yes
12(36.4%)
No
11(33.3%)
Somewhat
10(30.3%)

You and your partner have a similar temperament

Yes
7(21.2%)
No
16(48.5%)
Sometimes
10(30.3%)

You and your partner have similar goals and dreams

Yes
13(41.9%)
No
5(16.1%)
Somewhat
13(41.9%)

You and your partner have similar values

Yes
20(60.6%)
No
2(6.1%)
Some are similar but some are not
11(33.3%)

You and your partner manage and order your physical and mental lives in similar or compatible ways

Yes
14(43.8%)
No
15(46.9%)
Other, will post a comment describing
3(9.4%)

How long have you and your partner been together? Or if you answered the questions based on your last partner, how long were you together?

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