Have you ever heard the theory that long married couples tend to look more and more alike with passing time?
I have heard that, and Charles and I have talked about it over the years and observed it in other people we have known.
It is sometimes only in small ways that you may notice these similarities - mannerisms that are common to both, for example. Or in their ways of speaking, with each using the same words or phrases. Often, too, in their inner most beliefs- political...religious... family attitudes, etc...
(In this part I've wondered if perhaps the dominant, or stronger of the 2 sides of this union, won the other over.)
It's seen in the physical look of the long term couples, too.
I don't think I would find it too difficult to pair up a room full of couples, unknown to me, if given a few minutes to observe them in action. (or non action, in some!)
I believe we tend to marry (or stay married to longer) people who are more like ourselves.
And I guess the more things we have in common the more likely we are to stay together! And those things in common, I have found, often include the similar looks of us, too!
All this 'deep contemplation' has been brought about by a blog friend I think most of you know-
Actually, although Charles and I have noticed couples around us becoming more and more alike, I think we both felt secure in our own personal idenitity and individuality.
Cliff noticed that we (C. and I) look a lot alike, though, and was kind enough to do the work- up and offer proof!
And...Danged, if he ain't right on with this!!
:) I never realized before!
Here is an interesting story about this subject!
( look alike partners )