It’s funny how when we think of the word ‘love’ these days, we immediately associate with ‘romance,’ which may seem like a similar concept but cannot be more different than love itself. Somewhere over the years, in an attempt to escape, we came up with romance novels with the unconventional girl and unconventional boy who fall in the ‘perfect’ kind of love.
And unless we learn this the hard way, we don’t understand that sappy books and movies are so full of horse manure! So I’m going to try and bust a few myths about love.
Myth #1: All love is romantic.
I started with the simplest one here. We all know that this is wrong. Love comes in all shapes and sizes, can happen to anyone at any time. You can love your parents, your siblings, your friends, your partner, your passion, your pet— the list is pretty much endless and they’re all very different kinds of love.
Myth #2: ‘Loving’ and ‘Being in love’ are the same thing.
No, they’re not! Simply put, you ‘love’ things and ‘fall in love’ with people. Now, granted that when I say that we fall in love with people, I’m also including friends (and pets, because they matter too!). Today, we often make the mistake of loving people and falling in love with things and I really think we need to stop before it’s too late.
Myth #3: Love means everlasting happiness.
When you’re in love with somebody, it’s not always going to be sunshine and green grassy meadows. You’ll go through a series of disagreements, there will be times where you’ll need to be a little more understanding, there will be days when you cannot stand each other. But how you choose to resolve it and stay above it will be the defining factor for the love you share.
So there are my favourite myths about love. Let me know in the comments if you would like a Part 2, and I will gladly share more of these with you! You can also follow me on Twitter and Instagram where I am active pretty much always.
I’ll look forward to hearing from you!
The Shubhster. Xx