If you think that love means never having to say you’re sorry - you’re WRONG. In fact, according to life and relationship coach Linda Lovejoy, that’s just one popular misconception. Here’s the truth behind that, and some other love myths the experts say you shouldn’t be fooled by.
- If it’s true love, you’ll know it the instant you meet that person. According to Dr. Neil Clark Warren, author of Finding the Love of Your Life, there are 50 personality traits that help contribute to a strong, lasting marriage. It would be impossible to evaluate all of them instantly, so take your time.
- There’s only one true love in the world for you. The world population is over 6 billion and growing. So if you think only ONE of those people is capable of making you happy, chances are - you won’t be. There are many people out there that you can share a special connection with.
- Your soul mate will fulfill you in every way. If you feel empty and desperate before you’re in a relationship, you’ll struggle with the same feelings once you’re in one. It’s not fair to expect a partner to fulfill the needs you should be taking care of yourself. So get emotionally healthy BEFORE you expect to meet your lifetime partner.
- A strong physical passion must be love. According to Diane Ackerman, author of A Natural History of Love, nature has provided a powerful glue to help couples bond during the early stages of a relationship. The initial chemical thrill of infatuation can produce a natural high - but it’s short-lived. So don’t make any commitments until after the buzz has worn off. That’s at least a year and a half.
- Love means never having to say you’re sorry. Even Mr. Right is bound to put his foot in his mouth once in awhile. What’s important is that your partner is humble enough to ask for forgiveness when they do make a mistake. Only then will your partnership have the resilience it needs to last.