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Do Opposites Attract More than Birds of a Feather?

Experts say that opposites attract and that there can’t be two egos in a romantic relationship.   This is one reason they cite for saying that men should have more Masculine energy and women should have more Feminine energy.  In this paradigm the man is the decision-maker, the breadwinner, the protector and the more ego driven partner.  The women is more traditionally the nurturer, the more receptive party, the emotional source and the master of relationships and the home.  In this model there is no competition because each partner has a separate role.

Experts who advocate this model of romantic relationships (and my book covers many) say that if both men and women are very successful at work that their relationship won’t work due to competition.

So what about the many power couples we see today?  Haven’t many of them supported one another in their careers and shared a joint mission?  Isn’t it possible to imagine that two talented whole people could come together in love and foster each other’s full potential both at home and in the outer world?  Don’t these couples find ways to compromise and encourage each other’s dreams?

Dr. Sherman will give examples of how power couples can work together to fulfill their highest potential in a relationship.  To explore your vision of finding a mate who considers your goals as important as theirs, order my upcoming book:  When Mars Women Date: How Career Women Love Themselves into the Relationship of Their Dreams by Dr. Paulette Kouffman Sherman.

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About this Author:

Dr. Paulette Kouffman Sherman is a licensed psychologist, owner of My Dating School (, author of Dating from the Inside Out, published by Atria Books, a regular speaker at The Learning Annex and is the NY Love Examiner. She’s been an expert on television like the CBS Early Show & the AM Northwest Early Show and a radio guest on the Curtis Sliwa show. She’s been quoted on, USA Weekend, the NY Post, Newsweek,, More,,, Fox Business, Better Homes & Gardens, Reader’s Digest, Redbook, Glamour, Forbes, Woman’s Day, Metro news­papers, Men’s Health, Seventeen, Complete Woman magazines, and the NY Times.  Her new book, When Mars Women Date: How Career Women Can Love Themselves into the Relationship of their Dreams ebook can be ordered on Amazon through October. It will come out in the print version in December.  Learn more about it on her website:!