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Destiny Beliefs

They are inflexible perspectives that assume that when people who are “meant to be” start a relationship, they will live happily ever after without encountering doubts or difficulties.

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The Dark Side of the Soulmate Myth

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Growth Beliefs

They assume that couples need to make an effort to overcome challenges in order to be successful and that happy relationships are the gradual result of teamwork.

Studies suggest that

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Reading Each Other’s Minds

It isn’t reasonable to expect your partner to be a mind-reader, even if they have known you for a long time. Besides, it makes the other feel uncertain and needlessly prolongs and increas...

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Talking About Sex

The lack of communication and excessive expectations can lead to unsatisfactory or even dangerous sex.

Talking about sex doesn’t have to be dramatic or threatening; it’s a means of sho...

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Great Relationships

If you believe that great relationships just happen naturally and nobody should ever have to work at them or talk things through, you tend to avoid problems rather than try and solve them.

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Dealing With Disagreements

Try to open up conversations you usually run away from. Seeing your relationship survive and improve as a result of it, will help reinforce the idea that good relationships can, and do, i...

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