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10 Common Relationship Myths (and Why They're all Wrong)

When it comes to relationships there are some many different things that people look for in a relationship. What people want in a relationship can different from others. There are certain things that some people believe all relationships should have and that others think are not that necessary. Guy Winch Ph.D., a contributor writer for Psychology Today has a list of the most common relationship myths. 

  1. If the relationship was "meant to be," it will just work out
  2. Avoid voicing dissatisfactions early on 
  3. Couple should have sex X times a month/week/day 
  4. He/she know exactly what they did to upset me 
  5. Having a baby will solve out problems
  6. If you're truly happy with your partner, you shouldn't need to be close to anyone else 
  7. Couple in good relationships don't argue 
  8. Never go to bed angry 
  9. You should learn to love your partner's worst qualities 
  10. Good relationships don't require work 

Click here to learn why these myths are not true. 


Chris Massman is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. Chris' training includes Family Systems Theory along with numerous other theories. She believes therapy is an art and chooses the theory she feels will most benefit the individual sitting in front of her. Her specialty lies is in the field of Chemical Dependency and Addictions. Chris is currently seeing individuals, couples and families. Chris is a Clinical member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists as well as the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. Chris has two locations including Tarzana and Agoura Hills, CA.