4 Harmful Relationship Behaviours That the Media Tells Us Are Romantic


And stand together, yet not too near together:

For the pillars of the temple stand apart,

And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other’s shadow.” – Khalil Gibran


  •  Myth No. 3

Constant arguments are a sign of chemistry.

Another misconception instilled by media is that the most romantic couples are the ones who fight, break up and then get back together only to repeat the entire cycle again.

While this high intensity roller coaster ride might look like a sign of a passion filled love affair but it is actually not healthy.

I am not stating that healthy couples have zero arguments. Every couple has their share of disagreements and arguments.But if any relationship involves constant conflicts that get abusive to the point that the partners end up breaking up again and again, it is a sign that the relationship is toxic.


  • Myth No 4

You and your partner hurt each other most because you are closest to each other.

This is another common myth that if your partner is hurting you, it is because they are passionately in love with you.

Saying hurtful things and getting violent is a sign of abuse and not love.

Hurt and violence are intense emotions off course but they do not equate to genuine love.In fact genuine love is exact opposite of hurt and violence.

If someone really loves you, he would be gentle with you and exercise self restraint even while arguing with you.


Media’s false portrayals of romantic relationships through various platform often make it difficult for partners in real life relationships to manage the inconsistencies in the bond.


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