LA Laker Lamar Odom admits that he was surprised at how smart wife Khloe Kardashian was when they first met, according to UsMagazine.com.  Odom says in Playboy‘s February issue, “You don’t know what to expect.  Next thing I know I’m spending every day with her.  We just hit it off.”  The couple wed in September 2010 after dating for only 32 days.  And Odom definitely doesn’t regret his decision to become a married man.  “With her I was like, ‘If I do what I normally do, I’m going to lose her,'” Odom explains.  “‘And if I lose her, I think it’s going to hurt a lot.’  Right then and there I knew.  We were together every day.”

Should you change for your partner?

Cupid’s Advice:

Nothing is more exciting than connecting with someone new, but as time goes on, you may begin to notice  some important differences between yourself and your partner.  Should you change yourself to match your partner?  Cupid has some thoughts:

1. Keep morals and values intact: It takes a long time to develop personal morals and values, and they shouldn’t be taken lightly.  Chances are that you think the way you do for a reason, so don’t be too quick to chance your views for someone else.

2. Opposites attract: It’s not secret that it’s possible to fall for someone who is very different fro you, but make sure to stay true to yourself in the relationship.

3. Change  if it’s for the best: Who’s to say that change is always a bad thing?  There may be something about your partner that you particularly admire, so changing yourself to match that quality you aspire to is perfectly fine.