Many things *thankfully* skip generations. For some reason, relationship advice just isn’t one of them. I’ve been given countless relationship tips that have been passed down from family members and friends alike… and while it comes from the right place, a lot of the advice is simply outdated. Many people view their parents as #RelationshipGoals and therefore take any tips or advice given to them as the gold standard. But, times are changing, and relationships coming out of newer generations are proving that. I’m here to tell you that some of the tips your parents have told you regarding relationships are just not true.
Parents just want what’s best for their kids and rightfully so. This means that your mom and dad’s relationship advice is biased towards, well, you. I know, a bubble just burst and a light went off at the top of your head. It’s true though – if your parents want what’s best for you and if they don’t think your current partner is it, they will tailor relationship advice around the idea that it’s best to break up, even if that’s not what you want. If you are single and dating, your parents will want you to do it safely.
Here are my favorite pieces of advice parents give their kids that just aren’t true anymore (or… never were)!
There are so many other myths that were floating around in my head that I wanted to include, but I think every single one of us has dealt with at least one of the five I included. I don’t want anyone to think that if you don’t do any of these things that you are wrong or your relationship is doomed. I see the newer generations falling in love and following their own arrow instead of the one their parents dreamt up for them and I am so inspired.
At the end of the day, advice is helpful, but not something to base your entire relationship and future on. What works for one couple, your parents included, may not work for you and your partner and that’s 100% okay! You need to find a balance with your partner that fits your relationship and your lives.
The biggest relationship myth I believe needs to be debunked is that every relationship is similar… they aren’t and never will be.