A Shared Passion
Many people in serious relationships need to know their significant other shares their main passion. For those who love art, it may be visiting art museums and galleries. This often leads to buying art pieces and starting a collection. If this will put a strain on the relationship, it is best to know it up front. Knowing beforehand avoids hurt feelings and anger in the future.
People serious about art tend to spend a lot of time in galleries and museums. They like to keep up on what their favorite artists have produced. While not every waking moment will be spent in pursuit of this information, it does take up a great deal of time. Sharing it with someone is a wonderful way to cement a relationship and create a future together. For those who do not share the same passion, the relationship may prosper or be broken by the differences between the two people.
Not everybody has their own passion in life. Some people are generalists. They may collect something for a time and then move on. This is not normally the case with people who have a passion for art. These people invest heavily in their passion and it continues for many years. A serious relationship does not necessarily require two people to be passionate about the same things. It does require that each person understands the other person’s passion. They must make room for it in their own life.
For people who tend to change passions on a regular basis, this does not necessarily constitute a problem. They may want a partner that is heavily invested in their own interests and passions. It leaves them free to spend their time on their newest passion without upsetting their partner. It also gives them an opportunity to spend some time with their partner and learn more their favorite passion. They may be able to take or leave the art, but this does not diminish the relationship because they have their own involvements.