Relationship myths—we all fall for them. We pick them up from movies, television shows, romance novels, and idle gossip. They give us unrealistic expectations, they frustrate us and our partners, and they lead us on fruitless chases for inhumanly perfect partners.
In short, they keep us from finding true love. But now it’s time to cast off the myth and embrace reality!
The truth is that one of the most prevalent causes of break-ups, in what could otherwise be healthy relationships, is unmet expectations. Sometimes those expectations are grounded in reality. But other times, these expectations are warped, unrealistic, and unfair to our partners.
We’d all like for there to be an easy set of “rules,” when it comes to love. This is why relationship myths take hold so easily. But in reality, each relationship is beautiful and unique, and comes with its own set of challenges and pleasures.
Relationship myths claim to lead you to the truth. But real truth leads not toward something, but out of ignorance so that you can make good decisions. So, in that light, let’s debunk 8 of the most destructive relationship myths so that you can make your relationship the best that it can be.