Side by Side

Bullet   Characteristics

Each partner has their own individual rhythm and activities. This parallel life comes from each couple believing it is okay for them to have their own individual goals. They devote themselves to advancing their careers and spending time together when possible. More often than not, Side by Side couples are new couples who have just met trying to figure out their way as a couple.
Bullet   Roles

Either both will work or if the couple has children then the woman is usually in charge of the household and the man works.
Bullet   External Environment

The couple's relations with the outside world are typically minimal. As long as they do not seek problems, they live together with ease.
Bullet   Advantages and Disadvantages

The couple does not expect a lot of one another; therefore, they are seldom disappointed. Each person knows their roles because rules are well established. This relationship is usually long lasting.