If you believe Abraham Hicks, then we are attracted to ‘like’ things in our life. We are living magnets – our thoughts manifest our activities in life; our experiences are manifestations of our inner desires – subliminal as they might be.
In Psychology Today, an article referenced our ‘love map’ – a predefined laundry list already embedded in each of us which shapes whom we are attracted to:
“Among the myriad forces that sculpt our romantic choices is what I call your 'love map,' an unconscious list of qualities you begin to build in childhood. Your mother's wit and way with words; your father's interest in politics and tennis; what your siblings like and hate; the values of your friends and teachers; what you see on television. All your childhood (and adult) experiences shape and reshape your template of the ideal romantic partner.”
So, do you agree with this? True it seems that all our life experiences shape our psyche, but how does this theory support then, say, divorce, career changes, other life-altering changes?