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Love Lies and Marriage Myths

23. July 2010 by Christy 0 Comments

When it comes to love and marriage, there are many misleading myths. Here are 3 of the most common and why you shouldn’t buy into them.  

 

There’s Only One

Some singles believe that there is only one person in the entire world who can meet their needs and make them happy. The One, Soul mate, Other Half, there are many names for this perfect stranger. While such an idea is romantic, it’s also dangerous as it tends to foster unrealistic expectations about falling in love. Nobody’s perfect and if you fixate on finding the mythical One you may just cheat yourself out of a great partner. There are many amazing, yet imperfect, women in this world. Be sure to give them a chance! 

 

Love Solves Everything

Another mistaken belief about love is that once a person has it all of life’s problems melt away, or at least no longer matter. Love is great, but it doesn’t solve everything. You’ll still experience the ups and downs that come with living, and even your partner is bound to disappointment you from time to time. Don’t expect love to rescue you from everything that is bad. 

 

Happily Ever After

A couple meets, falls in love, and lives happily ever after. That’s the scenario so many books and movies want us to believe. However, getting married doesn’t guarantee a life of bliss. There will be fights, anger, hurt feelings, and perhaps even a rough patch or two. When this happens, you must communicate with your partner and devote time and energy to working things out. Don’t give up because your relationship isn’t easy and effortless like the “happily ever after” myth suggests it should be. 


What do these three myths have in common? Perfection. A perfect partner, a perfect relationship, a perfect life. Unfortunately, there’s no such thing as perfection when it comes to love and singles who realize this basic truth are more successful in romance than those do not.