We all seek relationship advice at one point or another. Whether we’re entering a new relationship or trying to salvage 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 truths about relationships that are universal.
So much has been written about relationships that it’s hard to determine what’s true and what’s not. We rounded up 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 the passion and sparks but also to the feeling 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 don’t care. Problem-free couples are often on their way to breaking up.
We’re not saying foul language or abuse is okay, but petty fights shouldn’t worry you.
They happen to everyone, and so you and your partner learn to understand each other better. Doing makeup is always nice too.
2. Happy partners adore each other’s family and friends
Don’t expect your partner to love your family and friends unconditionally. You don’t have to be a fan of your partner’s family, either.
They are only chosen for the relationship. After that, you just need to organize interaction with others so that no one feels insulted.
The key is to communicate your hopes and limits to each other and your families.
1. Happy couples are always together.
If you think that happy couples never break up, it’s an illusion. Sooner or later, everyone wants to spend time alone.
In harmonious unions, partners understand this and calmly give each other personal space.
You should never blame yourself for wanting this. A break from family duties is needed.
It does not mean that you have stopped loving your partner: on the contrary, it helps to preserve the feelings or even to give new life to the relationship.
We often learn the characteristics of a “perfect” relationship from movies or commercials. But they have little to do with reality. Remember this when you notice the small flaws in your partner. They make them real.