Share and Follow
There are a lot of things that go into building a solid romantic partnership with someone. That can include sharing your romantic history, opening up about your weird quirks and agreeing to love each other. However one of the biggest aspects of a smooth relationship is the blending of families and sharing their respective histories, according to marriage and family therapist Kelsey Chun. “Reflecting on how our family of origin – the family each of us was raised in – influences us can make us aware of patterns,” she explained in a piece for Verily.
Sharing family history proved to be a challenging task for Michael Jordan, who initially refused to take Yvette Prieto to his hometown of Wilmington, North Carolina. According to his 2013 feature with ESPN, the former model was constantly asking to visit Jordan’s hometown to better grasp his life before all the fame, glitz and glamour. After years of Prieto requesting an entry into his past, Jordan finally gave in. “It’s amazing what women can talk you into doing. Make you change. Ten years ago, we’d have been arguing all f**king day. I would’ve won. This time, this stage where I am, you win. That’s progress,” he admitted to the publication.