Love Quotes: Growing Together (From Modern Family)

Why do we choose partners so different from ourselves? It’s not fate or chance or cliches like, “The heart wants what the heart wants.” We choose our partners because they represent the unfinished business from our childhood. And we choose them because they manifest the qualities we wish we had. In doing so, in choosing such a challenging partner and working to give them what they need, we chart a course for our own growth.

Modern Family

How The Quote Applies to Aisha and Nex

It’s like I said in my first post: Aisha is Nex with restraint. Nex is Aisha uninhibited.

They have similar personalities and interests, but different backgrounds and needs. Aisha, the princess, has craved fun and freedom since she was little. Nex brings that into their relationship, and he helps nurture her strong personality.

Nex, the commoner, needs more tact and self-discipline. Aisha scolds him when needed, and she humbles him and helps bring out his sweeter side.

They see each other as equals. They praise and encourage each other, and they work well as a team. But they also compete with each other, and they’re not afraid to confront each other.

It’s a challenging relationship, but it charts the course for both Aisha and Nex to grow and become their ideal selves.

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