#RelationshipGoals: What’s The Big Deal About This?
The ‘relationship goals’ hash tag seems to be one of the most common trends we run into nearly every day on our social media timelines.
From pictures of couples looking all loved up together, to snaps of celebrity sweethearts living the life on exotic vacations that the rest of us can only dream of, it appears that the bar for how much people can ‘prove’ that they are in love keeps getting raised higher and higher.
But then again, should there really be a standard for measuring your affection for your partner? Is it really compulsory for everyone to do the same things over and over just to show the world that they are a perfect couple?
The truth is, there are no set of rules to follow where relationship is concerned. This is because, what works for Couple A may be a complete fail for Couple B.
Relationship goals for some couples may just be having a nice time at home, watching movies and eating chin-chin. For others, it may be taking out time to visit a location that they both cherish and have not been able to go to due to busy work schedules and family commitments. These do not make their relationships any less loving or fun like those who choose to climb Mount Everest for a kissy selfie - okay, that may be a bit exaggerated, but you get the idea sha.
Many couples have put themselves in debt because they want to be like their favourite celebrities by living beyond their means and sharing the photos on social media just so that everyone can see that they’re going ‘above and beyond’ for each other. Brethren, may I announce to you that it’s totally not worth it.
Please do what works for you, and remember that you don’t have to prove anything to anyone. As long as your partner knows exactly how you feel about them, every other person’s opinion does not count. End of story!