12 Hard Truths About Relationships No One Wants To Believe

It’s easy to believe that your relationship is different from everyone else’s. It’s probably not.

Relationships take effort to maintain, and you won’t always be happy with your partner.

Even if you love each other, if you have fundamentally different values, a breakup may be the best option.

Everyone knows relationships are hard, and take effort to maintain, and sometimes disappoint you.

Except, of course, your relationship. That’s different. Or so everyone likes to believe.

Below, we’ve listed some of the truest but hardest-to-accept insights about modern romance. If you can get past these somewhat unsettling ideas, you’ll be more likely to have a happy and fulfilling partnership.

We’re often attracted to people who will later drive us crazy

While researching habits and personality for her book “The Four Tendencies,” Gretchen Rubin noticed a curious phenomenon. People she’d labeled “rebels” often paired up romantically with people she’d labeled “obligers.”

Rebels …

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