"Love can be metaphorically framed as perfect unity between two halves made for each other or as a journey with ups and downs," the research claims.
It goes on to explain how problems occur when we refuse to think of a relationship as this "journey" and believe in the perfect, match-made-in-heaven stories found in rom-coms instead.
However, those couples who are more realistic about the "ups and downs" are more likely to stay together than those who view their relationship through rose-tinted glasses.
"...the belief that significant others who mythicize their relationships as 'fate' are actually the most unhappy, and more likely to split," says the journal.
We wonder what Cinderella would have to say...
Source: Elite Daily
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