Relationship experts are always learning more about how your partnership works. When it comes to chemistry, there are several basic types that can help you determine the compatibility of your relationship. Chemistry is important for a healthy relationship and not just the physical kind. In fact, physical chemistry doesn't even indicate full compatibility. Here are the important types of chemistry any relationship should have.
1. Spiritual Chemistry
This refers to how closely matched you are with your partner when it comes to things like religion, ethics and morals. When you are similar in these aspects of life, you are probably much more compatible with one another. After all, warring values can cause distress within a relationship and can make it hard to agree on important issues like how to raise kids, how to celebrate holidays and what morals drive your partnership.
2. Personality Chemistry
When you think about chemistry with your personalities, consider how you get along in general. This has nothing to do with how attracted you are to your partner, but instead has to do with how well you interact and whether you clash over things all the time or not.
3. Sexual Chemistry
This type of chemistry is important to a relationship and experts say that you'll know it when you feel it. It's vital to note that sexual chemistry can wax and wane as your relationship goes through changes, such as marriage, parenthood or life stress. If things are generally good and you have similar feelings about how often and what kinds of sex you have, you probably have plenty of sexual chemistry.
4. Lifestyle Chemistry
When you and your partner are compatible in terms of lifestyle, you share similar passions and interests. That means you both love traveling or trying new restaurants or going hiking. It also includes bigger things like whether or not you want kids or where you want to live.
5. Intellectual Chemistry
Are you and your mate on the same level intellectually? That doesn't mean you both have a doctorate degree or were top of your class. It simply means that you can share consistently stimulating conversations and don't run out of things to talk about. It also means you challenge each other intellectually and learn new things from each other.
6. Financial Chemistry
Once you're in a committed relationship, you may begin to consider combining households or getting a joint bank account. Consider your chemistry here first. Are you both spenders or do you like to save? If you are in sync you'll have similar attitudes about money. If not, you aren't doomed, but you might want to consider having a heart to heart about creating a plan you can both stick with when it comes to making a budget, paying bills and having fun.
7. Isn't It Great?
Don't you think it's cool that there are so many ways you and your partner can experience chemistry within your relationship? The thing to remember is that there isn't always going to be fireworks, but if you are similar in most ways, you can expect pretty good chemistry. On the other hand, there's something to be said for opposites attract so you can also create chemistry if you are pretty different.
How much chemistry do you and your partner have? Which type of chemistry do you think is the most important in a relationship?