My generation has wrongful and strange perceptions on many things, but one
phenomenon that surprises me is the phrase “relationship goals”. If you are on any
social media outlet you will often see hashtags or pictures referring to a certain
relationship aspect. These pictures show very cliché things such as a couple kissing,
holding hands, or watching the sunset. On the bottom of these pictures usually
include a cliché quote, which talks about honesty, compassion, trust, and genuinely
being in love with your partner. Call me silly but shouldn’t these things be the
foundation of any relationship? How can the foundation of something that should
already exist be a goal? We should not be applauding things that should already be
present within a relationship.
My generation (including me) should look at the generations before us and
take notes. My parents have been married for 35 years and still counting. My
grandmother held my grandfathers hand as he took his last breath. I also know not
everyone has been in the same situation as me because break ups and divorce
happen. Yet one thing to note is even if the generations before us have dealt with
divorce or break ups, these couples have one thing in common: they fought until the
very end, and divorce was never the first option.
Now a days the dating scene is really annoying because we have so many
different labels. Such as single, in a relationship, it’s complicated, friends with
benefits, casually dating, and so on. The labels are not the problem, its following the
guidelines of these labels is where the problems start. If we all just cut the crap and
just be honest, our dating scene can be something really amazing.