Everybody knows that odd couple who seem to be completely wrong for each other, but they continue to stay together. One partner is tall, but the other is short. One cares more about material goods than most people, and their partner has little or no idea of the value of money. Sometimes one of them will have several college degrees while their partner can barely read the local paper. These gaping differences between the partners seem impossible to bridge, yet the couple makes it work wonderfully.

People have often wondered how couples with huge differences can make their relationships work so well. Most of them do not have any one secret, but many of them find communicating well with each other is the key. Some couples prefer to be together because they are so different, and their apparent differences with their partner are what make their relationship worthwhile to them.