Top Common Relationship Myths


There are several types of relationships that exist among human beings.

Family relationships

Romantic relationships.

Parental relationships

Extramarital relationships

Being in a relationship is an added responsibility and obligation as the success of any relationship is the collective result of the attitudes, behavioral patterns and personal preferences of people included in the relationship.

There are relationship myths, usually people believe to be true. Let us explore few of such commonly held relationship myths.

1. Sex satisfaction foster relationships

Satisfying physical needs and sex help fostering relationships, but believing that sex is essential factor of every relationship is a wrong concept. Relationships are much more than mere physical requirements. The mental and emotional attachment is always required in a relationship and sex is only one of the ways of attaining it.

Without sexual activities two people can remain in long term relationships and extract the happiness and satisfaction from it.

To thinking that sex is everything in a relationship damage the intensity as both the partners may not always be prepared or interested in doing it.

2. Love is everything in a relationship

Many people consider love as the whole of every relationship. Relationships can start from mere attraction and flourish with love. But love is not the whole of any relationship. There are many other aspects like responsibilities, adjustments, dedication, obligation, sacrifice etc., to live in long term relationships.

Temperament, tolerance and humility, are also important in relationships. But love essentially is the background to all such qualities.

3. There is a Soul Mate for Every Person

It is a mistake to believe that each and every person has a true love or soul mate. You get into relationship with a person not because he/she is the one and only person who fits your requirements and matches your mind. The person is just one among many of similar people.

It is because you met at the right time and place, thats why you are in relationship with the person.

If you were born to a different region on earth, you might see another person matching your mind and have got into relationship with him/her.

Therefore, it is quite possible to have more than one soul mate for every person.

4. People of Similar Personality have the best Relationships.

People hold the belief that similar personalities attract each other and force them into relationships. But it is a myth and wrong. It is not the mentality and personality that attracts people.

People who go hand in hand in certain aspects may differ in other elements. If two people are ideal for all their attitudes and aspects, then the concept of individuality is meaningless.

No one is similar in the world as individuality is the most significant aspect of human life.

5. New relationship is the best cure after breakup

To think that the perfect cure for a breakup is getting into another relationship is a wrong myth. Experts say that one has to find time to be alone after the breakup to analyze the reasons of the breakup. Sometimes, the reasons for breakup would be lying underneath the person himself/ herself.

Getting into another relationship without mending the issue may result in another breakup. This it is always advised to take time to get into another relationship soon after a breakup.

Newer relationships are not at all a cure for a breakup.