False Ideas About Love That Are Standing In Your Way Of It

May 9, 2019  |  
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Sometimes, the unrealistic, sort of movie-level expectations my single friends have of what love or meeting “the one” should feel like really frustrate me. I try not to get too aggravated with them because the truth is that I know I had similar ideas seven to ten years ago. In fact, I remember having a great date with a guy—the conversation was incredible and there definitely felt like there was a connection there—and then getting so upset that, when he took me to a party after that, he didn’t stick by my side. He talked to other people. I thought, “If we were connected, he’d want to stay by my side the rest of the night! He wouldn’t be able to pull himself away from me!” I dramatically exited, without saying goodbye, and texted him, “You know why.” I’m sure now that…he did not know why. But I had my ideas, and that didn’t live up to those ideas. Here are misconceptions about love that are standing in your way of it.


There will be instant sparks

You may think that when you meet someone you’re supposed to be with, you’ll feel instant sparks. It will be so obvious that the connection you have with this person is distinctly different and more intense than that with anyone else in the room. It will feel like an undeniable force.

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