It’s true – Hollywood isn’t exactly where you come to get the most sensible and pragmatic love advice. It’s a land of huge, dramatic gestures and unrealistic expectations. Hollywood, through movies and celeb relationships, have taught us a boatload of myths about love. Here are the most important ones that you should be aware of when you meet “the one.”
1. The other person will complete you
“You complete me” feels like a compliment, but it’s the fastest way to a disaster with your partner. The love of your life might complement you in great ways, but the other person doesn’t “complete you.” You’re complete on your own, and the idea that you need someone else is not healthy.
2. Searching for your prince one day
Sorry ladies – there is no Prince Charming or knight in shining armor that will come to rescue you from all your problems. Also, newsflash: women don’t need saving! We are not helpless on our own, but younger girls don’t know this, and it’s a terrible lesson to teach them. Don’t wait for the perfect boy to make your life better – be independent and make it better yourself!
3. We all fall for the lone wolf
Nobody falls in love with an emotionally unavailable man like Hollywood does. They’re rough around the edges, super distant, and in need of some fixing, which the female lead enthusiastically takes on. Sorry to break it to you, but they’re not going to turn into sensitive sweethearts- they’ll stay distant and make you feel lonely – don’t fall for a grump!
4. When you fall in love, the relationship just falls into place
What a lie! Relationships are hard work and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. Living with someone for one year or 50 years can be equally tough and involves a ton of compromises. The emotional aspect of love can be really tough and isn’t always easy.