Everyone wants to be in a romantic relationship, and everyone has an idea in their head of what the perfect relationship should be. However, most of the time, we end up in relationships that never resemble what we thought we would have, and we start to wonder whether or not this is okay. Usually, the answer surfaces when we compare our relationship to other people’s and try to figure out if ours is better, worse or the same. Of course, we can never make this determination because one never knows what goes on behind closed doors and what is actually normal. If you are wondering if your relationship is normal, here are some pointers so you can figure that out…
1. Relationships are difficult, no matter what. If someone tells you otherwise, they are lying, or they aren’t in a relationship.
2. Your relationship is normal as long as it works for you and your partner. Talk to your significant other about what “normal” means to him or her. As long as the two of you are on the same page and being true to yourselves and what you really want, it doesn’t matter what others think. In today’s day and age, there is no normal; our society is all about “anything goes.”
3. Don’t get caught up in peer pressure. If marriage isn’t for you, but a monogamous committed relationship is, go ahead and have that relationship. As long as you and your partner are being honest about what you both really want and you are not pressuring each other, embrace the relationship that you are choosing to have.
4. If you aren’t in a relationship but you want to build a family, that is perfectly okay. Single parents are very of the norm today; if it works for you, go for it.
5. Look around you and really notice other people’s relationships. Not what you imagine them to be, but what they really are. No one’s relationship is perfect…
Read more: Samantha Daniels, Huffington Post