We’ve all found ourselves in this spot before. Lashing out at the ones we love most. Placing blame on their behavior rather than reflecting on your own. Why is this? We can be so cruel to the ones we care deepest for, dreaming up dramatizations or holding back when it’s best to be honest. Before we can effectively navigate our way out from these natural tendencies, let’s start at the beginning.
Love stories are so often simplified into a short and sweet narrative. A montage of happy moments that end in happily ever after. That’s not what love is though. Relationships are a portrait of love that can’t and won’t be painted within the lines. The reality behind relationships stretches miles further than the highlight reel of Instagram.