Google is like the ‘wise old man who lives on the top of a mountain’ of the digital era. It knows everything about everything and if you want the truth it will provide you the answers you seek, even about your relationship. So here are the most-Googled relationship questions of 2021. Have you searched for these?
My old pal, Google
I don’t know about you, but I don’t often make the best decisions when it comes to relationships. I make mistakes, I screw things up and then I try my best to patch things up.
And in this process, I often find myself confused about what exactly I should do to nourish my relationship and show my partner that I truly love her. And so to clear up my confusion, I turn to Google – the all-knowing, almighty giver of the best relationship advice.
Just like Courage The Cowardly Dog, most of us tend to ‘Google’ everything these days. It’s like the best friend we always think about when we need some answers. And like a true best friend, Google always gives us the answer we need, whether we like it or not.
So it’s a no-brainer that we turn to Google to navigate through our relationship woes and find the best way forward for ourselves and our relationships. Yes, we should talk to trusted family and friends or consult a therapist for some good and genuine relationship advice, but ol’ reliable Google gives us the answers on-demand.
So no matter what love advice you are seeking or how weird, personal or questionable your query might be, you can always ask your old friend Google, just like millions of other people asking the same questions from around the world.
So what love advice do people seek online? Let’s find out.
Most-Googled relationship questions of 2021
Relationship dynamics have changed drastically for most of us ever since the pandemic hit. It’s no wonder we are looking for more relationship advice now than ever before and Google is undoubtedly our go-to search engine to access collected online wisdom.
So what did we ask Google about our messy & complicated relationships over the past year? According to a recent analysis by CenturyLinkQuote, the following are the most searched relationship questions asked by Americans in 2021 based on Google’s search volume data –
1. Question: How to break up?
Let’s face it, 2021 took a toll on the best of us and hit our relationships hard. It is no surprise that several Americans found themselves asking this dreaded question. Breakups are never easy and in this post-pandemic era, it felt like pouring hot oil on your already burning heart. So “how to break up?” was one of the most-Googled relationship questions of 2021.
What’s the answer?
So what is the solution to this most searched relationship question? Breaking up with a romantic partner is a complicated process. The longer and deeper your relationship is, the harder it can be.
That doesn’t mean short-term relationships are easier to end. Regardless, the best…umm, the most effective (but painful) way is to openly communicate the way you feel about your partner and your relationship.
Sit down with your partner and talk to them honestly. Be empathic and avoid being brutal. Instead of talking about all the wrongs they have done in the relationship, talk about how the relationship makes you feel.
Be positive, have clear objectives and good intentions. Expect your partner to react in a negative way, but be assertive yet kind. Although it will be painful initially, in the long run it will be the best way forward for both of you.
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