Everything has its pros and cons, even relationships. If you think about it, being in a relationship is like eating sweet and salty crackers for the rest of your life. Sometimes, you devour the sweetness, and sometimes you savor the saltiness. But there are times when the sweet might bring in a diabetes scare, or the salt may increase your blood pressure. That’s when you want to get rid of the biscuit once and for all. There are some brutal truths about relationships that everyone needs to know. They can help you understand whether or not your relationship is healthy and balanced.
No matter how much you love them, there will be days when you won’t even want to look at your partner. The reality of love isn’t how it gets portrayed in movies. In real life, your partner isn’t always going to be that ray of sunshine in your life. You’ll come across bad days and gloomy seasons in your relationship. You have to be willing to deal positively with the dreadful days and give your partner some space if needed. With that done, this temporary disliking phase will pass off in no time.
You could be soulmates, connected at every level in life, but that does not mean you’re never going to argue sometime or the other. That’s the nature of human beings, and you can’t fight with nature. Some people strive to avoid fights. What they don’t understand is that arguments and disagreements indicate that you’re in a healthy relationship (as long as the fights aren’t getting abusive). Resolving conflicts after arguments is the best way to bond with your partner.
You can’t expect your partner to always be how they were when you first met. People change all the time, especially in relationships, and sometimes not in a good way. I’m sure if you look at yourself, you’ll realize you’re not the same person you were two years ago. Whether the alteration is subtle or prominent, changes are bound to happen. The longer you stay with your partner, the more obvious the changes become. In all honesty, change is inevitable. How you cope with it is what makes or breaks your relationship.