Hard truths about relationships no one wants to believe
Being in a relationship is wonderful. It means you have someone to share your life, highs, lows, and goals with. But at times, our ideals and expectations get in the way of what could be a commitment that lasts a lifetime. At such moments, pay heed to these hard truths.
There may be no such thing as ‘the one’
We are often told that our perfect someone is out there, and all we need to do is have patience. We will find him one day. But what if that isn’t the case? It may be that all you have to do is choose, and once you make your decision, you just work with your SO to make things perfect.
We are often attracted to people who drive us crazy
Opposites attract. If you are someone who lives by a schedule, it is not hard to imagine why you are probably attracted to someone who lives spontaneously. Naturally then, the same personality traits will drive you crazy.
Poor timing can lead to a breakup
It happens. You may be in an amazing relationship, but circumstances could get in the way. Family issues, having different priorities, your job situation, etc. could lead to a breakup, even if you two love each other.
There are times you will be miserable in a relationship
No relationship is happy and perfect all the time. There will be low phases when you regret being with your SO. These will pass over time. It is important, however, to communicate often and address issues that may crop along the way.
Expectations take a toll
You may expect your partner to get you the moon. That, however, is not a realistic expectation. Failure to deliver on expectations can take a toll on the relationship. So, try to keep your expectations under control.
Passion will wane over time
We all want to be part of a passionate relationship, where the sex is great and intimacy levels are high all the time. But that obviously doesn’t happen always. So, when you go through a dry phase, don’t overreact.
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