What is love? It is one of the most frequently asked questions, and there are even more answers to it. Many people try to describe it based on the feeling they have while being in love. However, we can argue that love is not just a feeling, it is a decision that we all make.
Unlike feelings, love doesn't come and go, it stays with a person through good and bad times. Commitment filled love is what differentiates good and bad relationships. Many of us believe in so-called love myths that actually may not exist at all. Let's take a deeper look into it!
Myth One: true, romantic love can conquer everything
It is widely believed that when you're in love you can get through anything in life. Having this belief prevents someone from dealing with real relationship problems. This can really easily destroy you emotionally in the long term.
Romance is not enough to make any relationship work. Commitment and compatibility that you both share together are what makes it work. Romance is simply the cherry on top of already delicious cake.
Myth Two: the perfect partner can fulfill you completely
Don't falsely believe that you need to be in a relationship in order to be happy and fulfilled with yourself. Don't blindly believe that you need to be with someone to fill the void within you and that person will be the perfect partner. This kind of beliefs can have two major dangerous things: that someone else can complete you and that the perfect partner/person exists.
Your partner will certainly fulfill a lot of your voids, but not all of them. No one should be held responsible for making you feel complete. If you are feeling empty before entering a relationship, you will still feel as empty once you're in it. Be happy with yourself first and then invest your time and feelings into a relationship.
Myth Three: you'll know true love at first sight
Infatuation is the thing that hits you "at first sight", so don't mistake it with true and long-lasting love. True love happens gradually after you have seen the good and not so good parts of your partner and vice versa. You need just a moment to experience infatuation and lust, but true love takes time. That is what makes love so much more real and rare.
Finally, remember that true love takes time, commitment and reflects your decisions. It is not blindly guided feeling. Once you experience the true, long-lasting love make sure to check out our gift shop ;)
Article source: bridestory.com