Why No One Lives ‘Happily Ever After’

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Instagram, Facebook, movies and television shows have given us this false perception of marriage.

Relationships are not meant to be easy, they are meant to be inspiring.

Relationships are not meant to perfect, they are meant to help us improve our areas of imperfection.

Relationships are not meant to be joyous all of the time, they are meant to show us to savour the good times and hold onto them when the bad times arrive.

The other side of the coin is if this state of lovelessness is permanent.

When you are in a period of lovelessness your energy resources are continually being depleted and it is very difficult to replenish them on your own.

You need to ask yourself the hard questions when you are unhappy in your relationship.

It is easy to quit in life. It is easy to walk away from something, which is no longer serving us positively, but always tread carefully.

Hopefully, you come through the tumultuous period to a much lighter season, where you can look back at the tough time in your relationship with pride.

Anyone who tells you that they do not fight with their partner or have a perfect marriage is lying.

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