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How the ‘terrible twos’ bonded us

Getting through this trying stage with our son has given my wife and me a team mentality.

You want to know why I’ve always been skeptical of relationship experts?

I once met two at a party hosted by a prominent shrink. Over the course of the evening in lively group chats, one insisted that opposites attract and that being opposites brings couples closer together than anything else. The other insisted with equal fervor that what makes couples closest is being similar and having similar interests.

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