The truth is often painful and uncomfortable; but you still need to hear it.
Not every relationship ends in happiness, and as perfect as it might look in the beginning, there is every chance that it’ll disintegrate into something you’ll wish you never did.
Regardless of this, you’re still supposed to enter into all romantic relationships with the willingness to give your all and be as reasonably dedicated to it as possible.
Now the question is: why should you enter into a relationship and invest all that emotion into it even though it might end in sadness eventually?
The answer to that is that; it is better to not be in a relationship than to be in it halfheartedly.
So you have to be prepared to be fully in that relationship even though there is the ever present possibility that it won’t end as the fairytale you expect it to be.
It’s painful and uncomfortable; but it’s the truth. And it’s not the only uncomfortable truth about relationships/marriages.
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Inemesit Udodiong on “Love, Sex and Everything Else” plumbs the depth of these truths and shows just how people have played themselves in relationships by refusing to face some of the real things that could either make or mar their relationships.
According to her, people often fail to acknowledge the fact that their partner is not responsible for their happiness. That is their responsibility to themselves and entering into a relationship with someone does not shift the whole of the burden on them.
She also adds that you need to face the fact you really can’t really change people, your relationship is not always about you and that there is only so much bullshit you should accept in the name of love.
She concludes by saying that your partner won’t know how to treat you until you show them how to, emphasizing the importance of effective communication in relationships and marriages.
This particular episode of “Love, Sex and Everything Else” was aired on Thursday, May 25, 2017. and you can watch the clip and get the full gist here.