Many people view relationships with unrealistic expectations. We learn most of what to expect from relationships from books, movies and television.
When it comes to relationships, however, this is where our expectations become myths. And they’re not founded in reality.
Have you seen some of the “reality” shows on television? People fighting over one person to find true love in a matter of weeks?
What does this have to do with reality? Does a situation like that ever happen in reality? No. Is it any wonder why relationships are so screwed up? No.
SAVE RELATIONSHIP FANTASY FOR MOVIES
Drama should be saved for television shows and movies. Not your relationships. At least not healthy ones. A good relationship has its ups and downs, but the melodramatics are kept at a low.
They don’t get out of control or happen too often. When there is drama, it is short-lived. And it does not cause any real damage to the relationship. Realistically, couples do fight, but not like the “real housewives of wherever”.
WHY DO BAD RELATIONSHIPS ALWAYS WORK ON TELEVISION?
On television and in movies, relationships that are meant to be always work out. This is not through effort, but by divine intervention. In reality, people need to put time, energy and effort into their relationships to make them work, and keep them working. Bad relationships, in television, can change overnight. Realistically, change is hard. And most people resist it.
Originally posted on 02/26/2012 @ 7:40 pm