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The most important relationship you’ll have is with yourself. #Preach

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Growing up, we are exposed to fairy tales and love stories. Grand romantic gestures and transcending life challenges for two people to be together. Ending up “alone” is consistently portrayed as a negative, and riding off into the sunset with your soul mate is shown to be the supposed goal for all of us.

Sure, we all want to find someone – but when this idea of win/lose is ingrained in our mind from an early age, what does it create?

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It creates an incredible pressure on people from youth to find, and be with someone. It tells us that our worth is based on our ability to get somebody to commit to us.

If we look at things in this light, we can begin to see why people stay in negative relationships that don’t truly make them happy – they have someone. They might fight more than they kiss…

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