This article was published at Thought Catalog.
Whether you’re in a relationship, single, or have been married for years, we come across advice from relatives, messages from the media and popular culture, and myths mistaken for the “norm.” What’s reality? What is only fantasy? Let’s get the facts straight in order to approach our current and future relationships in the healthiest way possible.
1. “It’s not meant to be.” “It’s meant to be.”
Okay, we’re all guilty of saying this at one point or another. However, the fact is that any relationship requires work from both parties. A relationship or marriage succeeding or failing is in direct correlation with the amount of effort each person is willing to put in. Simple math.
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