The world would be a magical place if we all found love and it was romance and roses and we all lived happily ever after. However, the world of Disney only exists in fairytales and in real life love is exquisitely joyful and excruciatingly painful and everything in between. And we have to accept the hard truths of relationships in order to be successful at them.
1 You Might Always Love Each Other, but There Will Definitely Be Times when You do Not like Each Other!
2 Similarly, You May Not Always Find Them Attractive Every Single Second of Every Single Day
3 You Will Definitely Feel Irritated by the Smallest Things at One Point or Another
4 You Will Find That You do Not Always Miss Them when They Have Gone Away for a Period
5 You Will Definitely Feel Some Degree of Boredom at Least a Few Times, but That’s Natural
6 You Will, at Least Once, Find Yourself Wondering if the Grass is Greener on the Other Side
7 Even Though You Are Together, You May Find That You Experience Periods of Loneliness
8 Your Partner is Not a Carbon Copy of Yourself, so Be Prepared for Fundamental Differences
9 Your Heart is Fragile, and It Will Open and Close without Warning during the Relationship
10 Your Sex Life Might Not Always Be as Good as It is Right Now
11 And in Conjunction, You May Find That You Don’t Want to Have as Much Sex as You Used to
12 Being in Love but Still Being Somewhat Indifferent Can Be a Real Thing
13 You Will Go through Periods of Feeling Connected and the Disconnected from Your Partner
14 You Need to Embrace Both the Good and the Bad in Your Relationship
15 The Feeling of Fear is a Real Part of Being in Love, so Don’t Hide from It, Confront It
16 However, It Might Not Always Feel like True Fear, It Could Manifest in Numbness or Ambivalence
17 The Deeper Your Love is, the Stronger the Fear Tends to Be
18 Similarly, the Deeper You Are in Love, the More Risks You Are Usually Willing to Take
19 There Will Be Times when You Are Tempted to Give It All up and Walk out
20 This Temptation to Leave Usually Originates from a Feeling of Disconnect to Your Partner
21 You Will Find Yourself Wondering Why None of Your Friends Seem to Be Having the Same Relationship Struggles as You
22 The More You Try to Avoid Conflict, the More Likely It is to Blow up in Your Face
23 Be Prepared for You and Your Partner to See One Another at Your Very Worst
24 You Will Both Definitely Lash out and Say Things in the Heat of the Moment That You do Not Mean
25 It is Possible to Have Your Heart Broken but Still Stay Together
26 You Need to Accept That You Must Bring All of Your past in to Your Current Relationship; There is No Hiding from It
27 If You Have Kids, Be Prepared to Sacrifice Some of Your Old Connection in Order to Raise Them
28 Speaking of Kids, Life is Tough when You Have Them, and All Parents Feel the Same so Don’t Feel Bad!
29 You Will Definitely Feel Underappreciated at Times, but Please Know That You Absolutely Are Not
30 Don’t Be Stubborn, the Worst Thing That Both of You Can do is to Hold out on Apologizing, It Wastes so Much Time!
Kim BUT if it's been months and there has not been any improvement - you should start looking at other men.
Kim If your man handles emotions and or situations immaturely, you need to tell him, do not put up with that. Also advise him on how to be more mature in those situations. Tell him how his immaturity affects you and the people around him. If he changes-great!
Kim Worsen. Call for help from anybody, and/or tell somebody( i.e. Cop, stranger, friend, family... you are not alone and people do care)
Kim You need to experience both the good and the bad but there are some things that you should not endure. For example, verbal absuse, emotional manipulation and physical abuse. If signs of these characteristics leave the relationship immediately; it will only
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Yeer I absolutely love this blog. Thank you!
GJP Excellent article. thank you.
Charlene Omg I love this article
shanianawaz This is brilliant. So totally true.
Tiffanie Definitely needed to read this!
Sharon I like this! Great article. (:
Indi Best article on love I've read for a while
Maliyah Very true!!
Tiffany All of this is so true of my fiancé and I! In fact just the other day we were out on a date and this really attractive waiter served us; I was almost tempted to tell my beau about how cute our waiter was. I almost did...but didn't lol. I am only gonna see that waiter once so it wasn't important
Liljustine I love this, almost 5 years in my relationship, been through a lose of a child and now having a two year old... times have been tough but we are still working through it together