Even though love should come with an instruction manual, unfortunately it does not. Wouldn’t it be great if you could just look on the side of the cereal box of love and see that your new relationship is going to expire in 3 months and your man has a tendency to fart in his sleep? Even experts don’t have all the answers when it comes to love, which is why so many matchmakers are single. Still, I would love to do my part in trying to demystify the mysteries of relationships, so here are three things they never tell you about love, and how to deal with them.
This is an eventuality you will have to deal with at some point. In my last relationship, it happened in the woods, and yes, one of us had to use a leaf to wipe. My advice is to put off the conversation as long as possible, but even after it happens, keep the bathroom door closed.
You will eventually want to sleep with someone else.
The seven-year-itch can happen at any time. The urge to jump into the sack with other people even when you are committed is completely natural, but it can ruin your relationship if you let it fester, so my suggestion is to find a way to talk about it with your partner. I know that may sound ridiculous and counter-intuitive, but if you are planning to spend your life with someone, shouldn’t you be able to talk to them about anything? They probably feel the same way, and getting it out in the open is a surefire way to kill the taboo, and the guilt.
Love doesn’t always last forever.
We are raised to think that we are living in some kind of fairy tale and that true love lasts forever. Most of us don’t even love ourselves that much, however, so how could we love someone else until the end of time? You may be completely in love one day, and unable to stand the person the next. If it’s worth it, you will feel it, and should stick with it. If its not, assess your options. Have you had a lot of great sex? Did you take a lot of amazing vacations and make some wonderful memories? Can you divorce him or her and take half the assets? Contrary to popular belief we do get more than one great love in our lives, so if you don’t think it’s meant to last forever, then don’t try and force it.[ via ]