Common relationship myths debunked

By Miss Kes

Thursday, July 19, 2018

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There are some beliefs about love and relationships that are as old as time, that people pass down through generations, yet they have no basis in fact.

Some of these are debunked below.

Every man/woman has a soulmate

Many people latch on to this, in hope that there is that special someone out there who will meet their list of requirements. But there is no perfect man or woman that is there waiting on you. You fall in love, fall out of love, move on, rinse and repeat, and that is the end of the story.

The best relationships are had between people with similar personalities

It is a great asset to any relationship when there is common ground, but a relationship is not defined by what both like, but instead by mutual love and respect. You do not need to be just like your partner to make it work. In fact, studies have revealed that when persons are quite the opposite, it keeps the fire burning because there is room for discovery and growth.

Love is everything needed in a healthy relationship

Love is beautiful – it is a magical experience between two souls, but it is not everything. At the core of relationships is trust, sexual connection, effective communication, and love. Many people believe that once they are in love, then all will fall into place, but this couldn't be farther from the truth. There are other fundamentals to a healthy relationship that should not be ignored.

Sex is the glue that will keep you together

Sex is great in a relationship, but it is not the primary determinant that everything will be great. The truth is, sex is not as important as trust and communication.

You can rebound and get over your last love

Another misconception is that you can cure a heartbreak by replacing the old person with a new one. But that is just a Band-Aid to the wound, and it won't bring forth healing if the wound is not given time and space to heal. It is always best to relax and give yourself time to get over a lover before moving on.

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