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Media dictates so much in today’s world — including relationships.
Whether portraying unrequited love, forbidden love or passionate love, the media’s ideas of love all have something in common: drama.
After all, drama drives the media.
But, guess what? When you’re in a dramatic relationship, this reality isn’t so appealing. Dramatic relationships are just plain sh*tty, and there’s nothing romantic or alluring about that.
Real relationships, to be quite honest, could almost be considered boring, and the media doesn’t value “boring.”
For years, I bought into the idea that a relationship needed some type of drama to be legitimized. As I’m settling down, I’m realizing how truly wrong and exhausting that mentality was.
For the first time in… well, ever, I’m in a healthy, mature relationship. It’s different than previous relationships I’ve had because this one is real. It is solid. It is stable. It is everything…
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