5 RELATIONSHIP STEREOTYPES THAT ARE NO LONGER TRUE
False judgments that can ruin our lives.
A WOMAN'S STRENGTH IS IN HER WEAKNESS
Shakespeare and Dumas used to say that a woman's strength is in her weakness. Supposedly, with the help of this power, a woman can create and destroy, as well make a man want to protect her. In fact, the strength of a woman lies in her tenderness, understanding, and kind-heartedness, but not in defenselessness and helplessness.
RELATIONSHIP REQUIRES HARD WORK
It’s absolutely useless to reshape your partner’s personality or change your own character (this doesn’t apply to getting used to other person’s habits and striking a happy medium). If it is hard for you to stay in a relationship, you are probably on the wrong track. Relationships don’t have to be hard work, because the very aim of being a couple is to make each other's life easier and happier, and not to complicate it. You shouldn’t knock on a closed door. Maybe, you’ve just chosen the wrong partner.
MEN LIKE NASTY WOMEN
You should forget about the guideline "Men love nasty women. A guide for women who are too nice". I suppose, this opinion has always been wrong. No one wants to have a relationship with a confrontational and hysterical woman. It is likely that the word "nasty" once became synonymous with "hot", thus this misperception appeared. Indeed, men like bold women who can openly express their feelings and whose self-esteem does not need confirmation from the male side. Obviously, in that context, "nice" women were considered to be stiff and shy. It is true that for such women it is really hard to find a partner.
MEN ARE AFRAID OF STRONG WOMEN
This judgment has also become irrelevant in modern society. It is fair to note that weak men are afraid of strong women. Influential men no longer need timid nymphs and often choose advancing and confident individuals as life partners. As they say, behind every great man there is an even stronger woman (his muse).
ALL WOMEN WANT TO GET MARRIED
The stereotype that a woman's life goal is to get married is cultivated by various institutions, including glossy magazines and the wedding industry that is mostly focused on brides, not grooms. However, today people are becoming more relaxed about not being married. When setting priorities, a modern woman often prefers to realize her potential rather than get married. Moreover, the idea that all women want to get married gave rise to gamophobia which is a fear of marriage. This fear is often typical of men and women alike.