By: Chris Ross On: September 30, 2015 Posted: Business Insider Tags: 5 Notables in Long-Term Couples, Culture, Psychological Science, Science, Shared Coordinative Structure
Being with someone for a long time changes the way you see the world. It also changes you. Everything from how you act to the way you think shifts in ever-so-slight ways.
And according to Joshua Wolf Shenk, the author of “Powers of Two,” these tiny shifts are also the catalyst for a different kind of thought process — a shared mind, so to speak — that allows couples (romantic or not) to come up with more creative solutions to problems than they’d ever think up on their own.