We all seek advice on relationships at one point or another. Whether we’re entering a new relationship or trying to save an old one, it’s a safe bet that we basically have no idea what we’re doing.
Love is not something planned, so most of the time, we just have to go ahead and figure things out for ourselves.
Every relationship is different and every problem requires a different solution. That being said, there are many relationship truths that are universal.
So much has been written about relationships that it is difficult to determine what is true and what is not. We put together some relationship stereotypes that you can dismiss right away.
The Truth About Relationships
5. There Must Be A Passion At The Beginning
Not all relationships start with incredible passion. That is why it is worth paying attention not only to passion and sparks but also to the sense of security and comfort that you feel (or do not feel) with a person.
For a strong relationship, it is much more important if you can laugh together and trust each other.
4. Happy Partners Have The Same Interests
Each person has their own interests and hobbies. Don’t think that if you love opera and your potential girlfriend likes rafting, you will have nothing to talk about and will be unhappy together.
On the contrary, personal interests will make you more attractive in the eyes of your partner.
3. Happy Couples Never Fight
People who never fight usually just don’t care. Couples without troubles are often on the way to breaking up.
We’re not saying foul language or abuse is okay, but little fights shouldn’t worry you.
They happen to everyone, and this is how you and your partner learn to understand each other better. Making up is always nice too.
2. Happy Partners Adore Each Other’s Relatives And Friends
Don’t expect your partner to love your family and friends unconditionally. You also don’t have to be a fan of your partner’s family.
They only choose each other for the relationship. After that, you just need to organize the interaction with others so that nobody gets insulted.
The key is to communicate your hopes and boundaries to each other and your families.
1. Happy Couples Are Always Together
If you think that happy couples never break up, it is an illusion. Sooner or later, everyone wants to spend time alone.
In harmonious unions, the partners understand this and calmly give each other personal space.
You should never blame yourself for desiring this. Some break from family duties is needed.
It does not mean that you have stopped loving your partner: on the contrary, it helps preserve feelings or even give new life to the relationship.
We often learn the characteristics of a “perfect” relationship from movies or advertisements. But they have little to do with reality. Remember this when you notice the little flaws in your partner. They make them real.