9 Bittersweet Truths about Relationships

9 Bittersweet Truths about Relationships

Every relationship has its ups and downs, but one good thing about anything that has negative and positive moments is that you come off it a better and stronger person. Based on this, a relationship can be compared to a staircase. Climbing the staircase of a gigantic building might be difficult and even tiring, but it is one of the best forms of exercise for the legs. Therefore, you should be prepared for these nine (9) bittersweet truths if you are in a relationship or about to enter one:

9 Bittersweet Truths about Relationships

1. Not every relationship will lead to marriage
You can’t marry everybody you date, and the possibility of marrying the first person that you date is always very slim. This is one bitter truth about relationships. Many enter some relationships with the hope that it might lead to marriage, but it doesn’t always work out that way. Some relationships are meant to shape you for the real deal, and not every person you meet is the real deal.

2. Not everyone who says I love you means it
‘I love you’ is the most bastardized phrase in English. It is important to know that not everyone would love you. Some people might say they love you, but they don’t. And just after a few days or weeks of dating, they get bored of the whole thing and would want to quit. Sometimes, lust could be mistaken for love. So, you should be ready for this.

3. Not all relationships would have a happy ending
A relationship is no Cinderella story. Sometimes, it could end sadly like Titanic, and other times, it wouldn’t. Relationships are unpredictable, and the fact that it started out well doesn’t mean it would always end well. The gallops along the way could be unbearable.

4. Some people would come into your life for what they can get
Not everyone enters a relationship because they are in love. Some enter relationships for sex, money and a whole lot of other factors that might not include love.

5. You can’t be perfect for everyone     
You can’t be compatible with everyone. In some of your relationships, you might be that perfect person whereas others could be a tug of war. The fact that you and your partner really love each other doesn’t mean you would be perfect for each other. Things might go as planned. 

6. Heartbreak is a likely scenario
Since some relationships can't work out well, heartbreak isn’t all that inevitable. It is no news that humans are imperfect and are bound to make mistakes, but sometimes, those mistakes could prove costly and might just lead to a heartbreaking experience.

7. Relationships aren’t all a bed of roses
People make that mistake of entering a relationship with the feeling that it would just work out well so easily. You work for a relationship to work! What you give is what you get. Don’t expect a relationship to work on its own; you need to mold it.

8. A good looking partner doesn’t guarantee a good relationship
The idea of dating someone because of their looks is a dangerous mistake. Beauty is deceptive; the love that beauty brings is fleeting. If you base your relationship only on this, then you have successfully sealed a relationship that has already ended even before it starts.

9. Money can’t really buy love    
Money can buy a whole lot of things, but true love isn’t really one of those. It can only fetch you temporary love. True love is a genuine feeling from the heart and does not need money to make it happen. Any love bought with money might fade away, especially when there is no money.

These nine truths are bitter, but they are sweet as far as relationships are concerned because they prevent you from regrettable mistakes. The earlier you take them seriously, the better for you!