Right from our teenage years, we learn about love and relationships from romantic films, mills and boons novels, magazines, and, of course, our own personal experiences. But in the process we often tend to cling to strong opinions about relationships which are completely based on misconceptions and myths. Here are some common relationship myths that majorly contribute to lifelong quarrels based on unrealistic expectations:

1st Myth: Opposites attract and remain interested in one another due to their opposite nature.
What do facts say?
Similarities between two people are something that helps them to remain together for the long term. Opposites can never lead to the most successful, happy relationships; because of their diverse thinking. Happy couples are those who actually share similar basic life values. It never matters if they possess different tastes, or belongs to different religions, as long as their core values match with each other.

2nd Myth: No conflict defines a perfect relationship.
What do facts say?
Conflicts in a relationship are very important, not just to develop clear understanding about each others, but also to eradicate the misunderstanding regarding your life partner. A lack of conflict in a relationship signals that you either not taking your relationship seriously, or avoiding dealing with issues that really matter.

3rd Myth: Separate lives keep couples together.
What do facts say?
Couples who live their lives on parallel note and dislike to invite their life partners into their individual world majorly tend to grow apart. Independent lifestyle without sharing major activities together with your spouse makes both unhappy over the long term. Rather emotional, social, cultural, and financial interdependence creates the incentive for couples to stay together.

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These misconceptions and myths can damage your relationships by creating unrealistic expectations and leading to anger, grief, and frustration. By developing understanding on how your partner thinks, behaves, and relates, through these facts you can approach your relationship with a fresh and unbiased manner.