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Grown women everywhere rejoiced when The Princess and the Frog came out. “Finally…finally! A black princess.” Even with an initial limited (and strategic) release in New York City and Los Angeles, the film was a box office smash. Women had good reason to be excited. The film seemed to culminate all of the childhood fairy tales you grew up with. It rekindled that flame, sometimes buried deep inside, which reminds women of the time they envisioned themselves as princesses.  It also evoked a time when you envisioned a handsome Sir Prince-a-lot galloping down the road to rescue, love and live happily ever after with you.

 

It indicated that the fairy tales you grow up with tend to stay with you well into adulthood. They provide inspiration for finding success and happiness in love and life. The format has to be simple so children and adults alike can connect with blissful imagery. The only downside is that fairy tales aren’t exactly accurate, which can make the ugliness of real life hard to swallow when pretty-colored tales are challenged.

Love, romance and marriage can all still be great but it’s far from fairy-tale ideal. Where reality and fantasy collide is where myths are born. Here are the most common myths about your love life.

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