We’ve All Been Raised By Evil Love Stories

Thought Catalog

A lifetime of bad lessons can mess you up. Look at every love story ever told:

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Boy meets girl. Their eyes touch and for a heartbeat the world stops turning. But it cannot be because there’s another guy:

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Or perhaps another girl:

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Or maybe just crappy ol’ circumstances:

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This doesn’t stop our hero/heroine. Through their undying faith in destiny they battle to win the heart of Their One True Love.

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And they succeed!

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Only to screw it all up for dramatic reasons.

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And in one final act of soul-aching humility (that always seems to involve chasing a train or plane) our star-crossed lovers come to realise they’re perfect for each other.

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And they live happily ever after. The End.

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Unfortunately, this is all total wish fulfilment bullcrap. Worse, it’s poisonous to real relationships. Let me show you why.


Lie #1: Wanting someone means you should be together

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