Busting Myths About Being in a Relationship

in a RelationshipHere are relationship myths that we need to break.

Time for yourself is as important as the time for your significant other

You would think that being in a relationship will require spending a lot of time with your partner. But, personal time is still of great value. I sometimes lie to my boyfriend that I am asleep when in fact I am reading the latest book by my favorite author. Don’t get me wrong here. I love our times together, but I also give importance to the person I am outside of the relationship. How do I balance that? It is just a matter of telling him that I need time to fawn over my books and TV series. He will understand you, trust me.

When you are not in a relationship, your time is yours alone. Being in a relationship requires that you will have time for your significant other as well as for yourself. So if personal time is important, why do I still want to be committed to somebody? The thing I love about it is that you could get meaningful and valuable time both ways. You get to spend time wisely on top of being happy doing things.

Grooming is important inside and outside of a relationship

They say that a good boyfriend does not care about your flaws, physical look included. It is true. The boyfriend does not mind that I forget to comb my hair or not put on makeup. Unlike when you are still hunting for a partner, you need to place the best foot forward by looking good. It is as important as being confident. Clearly, it is terrific to have someone appreciate and love everything about you, stretch marks and all.

But, there is a misconception about grooming when you are in a committed relationship. Love me regardless of how I look. This may be a sweet and ‘awwwe’-inducing statement, but grooming is important when you are single or not. It is for your personal hygiene and good health.

Texting and communication are not only focused on the significant other

You may think that for the completely single and in a casual relationship, text conversation list is a hodgepodge of parents, work and endless unidentified number of random hookups and crushes. At some point, it is also true to most people who are tied down except maybe for hookups and crushes. Couples have each other on top of the list in line with work or school contacts and their parents. But they also have millions of messages from friends.

Busted! Relationships have its highs and lows. Some misconceptions are just it. It is a matter or setting limits, being honest and compromises.