When it comes to romantic relationships, one of the myths we usually face is that you and your partner should be similar. Some people think you have to share the same interests in order for you two to be called "compatible." But that's not always the case. According to Simone Bose, a relationship counselor for Relate, "Compatibility is more about respecting each other’s passions and giving each other the space to enjoy them." No matter the differences, being your true self is what's important.
And that's how it's been for Pinoy couple Mary Rose Vargas and Danilo Nolasco Jr. They're childhood sweethearts and have been together since 2006. Rose is currently working as an electrical design engineer and Danilo is a tricycle driver.
Despite having different careers, Rose shared that their relationship is strong because they choose to accept each other for who they are. "Minahal ko rin siya bilang siya, e. Hindi ko nakita na hindrance sa amin na tricycle driver siya as long as responsible siya. Hindi niya ako nakikita as [an] engineer, [and] hindi ko siya nakikita as [a] tricycle driver."
The couple shared that even if other people judge their relationship, they ignore the negativity and carry on with their lives. Rose said, "Kung ano man yung naiisip nila tungkol sa amin, wala, hindi namin iniintindi. Kasi 'yun nga, kung tanggalin ko yung hard hat ko, kung tanggalin ko yung diploma ko, [tapos] siya, iwanan niya yung tricycle niya, same pa rin kami."
Rose and Danilo revealed that trust and support are the keys to their long-lasting relationship. According to Rose, "Tini-take namin yung isa't isa as talagang mag-best friend din kami. Ang kailangan lang niya may magtiwala sa kanya at saka sumporta sa kanya. Kaya lalo kaming nagtagal kasi hindi niya na-feel na dinown ko siya dahil sa trabaho niya, e. Regardless of the position, the situation, regardless kung ano man ang laman ng bulsa niya, hindi mo iisipin 'yun, e. Yung pagtutulungan lang po yung key para mag-click kayo."
Watch the video below to know more about their heartwarming love story.
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