Our Partners Are The Family That We Chose To Have.
We are the people that we are, largely because of the interactions that we have with those around us.
And as the saying goes, our partners are the family that we chose to have. Maybe it’s because of that element of choice, or perhaps because in any relationship, there needs to be a leap of faith in putting our hearts and lives into the hands of others, but romantic relationships in particular brings with it an influence that we don’t find in very many other places.
Movies and TV shows has made us believe that great relationships must always be full of passion and romance, one that is devoid of fights and conflict. But as with most things on our screens, that aspect of a relationship is but one side of the coin. A relationship will also have fights and hurt feelings, mistrust and loneliness, as well as fear for both ourselves and for those that we love.