6 Relationship Myths Busted

Feeling a little commitment-phobic? Here are six myths we’ve busted about relationships that might change your mind.

Perhaps you’re a serial dater who’d rather keep things casual, or maybe you’ve had a bad experience? Whatever your reason for not taking things to the next level, you might be missing out. Because being in a committed partnership doesn’t have to be scary or boring – here are six common myths about relationships, debunked.

  1. No more gaming

You’re already in a serious relationship with your Xbox and there’s just no time for anyone else in your life. But having a partner doesn’t have to mean giving up the things you love. Couples that play together, stay together. Whatever you like doing, get your other half involved and you might be surprised by how much you both enjoy it. Introducing your partner to your friends will also mean that you don’t have to split your time between the people you care about.

  1. You’ll spend every waking minute together

You can’t imagine being one of those people who constantly checks their phone to see if their other half needs them. Good news! According to Psychology Today, while it’s important to do things as a couple, it’s equally important to be independent. It turns out absence does make the heart grow fonder, so chat about what makes sense for you both. You’ll be surprised to find that they also have their own interests.

  1. Couples are boring

You like to think of yourself as a wild stallion who could never be tamed, seeking a life of adventure. But being in a relationship doesn’t have to mean sitting on the couch. Why not try something adventurous together, like skydiving or bungee jumping? If you prefer something a little less death-defying, you could try hiking or traveling. Having something exciting to look forward to will bring you closer together.

  1. Get ready for a life of missionary

Things don’t have to be boring in the bedroom either! If you find yourselves in a rut, talk to your partner about what revs their engine. You might be surprised by how adventurous they are. Why not buy a sexy couples board game to help make things more spontaneous? Or get some sexy lingerie to help get in the mood.

  1. You’ll become a bitter married couple

Despite the resentful, waiting-for-death couple we’re used to seeing in sitcoms, studies have shown that couples are actually more satisfied than single people. That’s not to say being with just anyone will make you happy, but if you settle down with the right partner, you could be in for a more fulfilled, healthier and longer life.

  1. You’ll get too comfortable and fall out of shape

Just because you’re with a long-term partner, doesn’t mean you have to pack on the pounds. In fact, research from the Brigham Young University looked at couples over 20 years and found that happy marriages lead to better health. This, coupled with the trend of couples training together, means that you don’t have to worry about piling on those pesky extra kilos.

So what are you waiting for? Take it to the next level with that special someone in your life – there are clearly many benefits.

Sources:

Science Daily: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/07/130703101607.htm

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