In a world of Instagram and Facebook bombarding you with perfect lives, do you ever feel like others have the perfect relationship that you want? Husbands bringing wives flowers for no reason. Wives showing no signs of a post-baby tummy wearing a slinky dress for a night out with hubby. But people show what they want to show. Not many women would show you the two pairs of spanx she has worn to flatten out her lumps and bumps. Not many men would take a photo of their dirty pants (underwear) that they have left on the floor.
And do you really need the truth behind someone else’s relationship to make yourself feel more satisfied with your own? The thing is, it doesn’t matter what others portray. It doesn’t matter what is the truth and what is a filtered view. Your own relationship is what matters. Focus on your partner, focus on your relationship. Too many times we concentrate on others, measuring ourselves negatively.
So I thought I would share the above photo. Husband and I at my best friend’s wedding. Looking happy, but shiny. We do not have a perfect relationship. We don’t go on glamourous dates (not often anyway). He leaves his pants on the floor by the bed. I am a control freak. We bicker about silly things. We argue about money. But this is our relationship. And it means more than anyone else’s idea of perfection.
I am linking up to Mum Turned Mom, where ‘Reality’ is this week’s topic of The Prompt. Why not pop on over to see more thoughts on reality.