Dating how to exit gracefully
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The IOS Scale has been cited in scholarly research articles at least 3000 times.
Because according, again, to this , nothing quite satisfies us because anything in the “relative” is finite and we get used to it. Not that other things in life become unreal or not enjoyable. For me, it makes it easier to let go of the small stuff, including having to have a relationship or a person be a certain way.
Obviously people, dating or committed, vary in how close they want to be–how they want those overlapping circles to be overall and in different domains.Some have the same interests and hobbies; some go their own way–one on a fishing trip and one on a pottery-making retreat. Here is a big one: How much do you share or want to have the same attitudes and values? At some point differences may lead to lack of respect for the other.Some have the same attitudes on almost everything; some do not on almost anything, including religion and politics. To me, love and respect seem almost the same, and sometimes these boundary differences lead to the end of a relationship.(You can see the measure by searching on the web for “IOS Scale Aron” and going to images.) You might say that the circles represent each person’s personal boundary, and the overlap indicates how much they let each other in, include the other.Most people choose moderately overlapping circles to indicate their relationship, but some couples indicate very little overlap or almost total overlap.