The Myth of Romantic Love

People often ask me why have I not married even after a decade of my husband’s passing. I tell them that I value my freedom more than anything else in the world. However, that is just the partial truth.

The truth is that today romantic relationships have become a pain. If you are some one who is relatively self reliant, there is no reason why you should waste your time in getting into a relationship. Not only boys but the girls have also become equally demanding. Abuse is rampant on both ends. They don’t want partners, they want robots who will comply to their every demand and do as they are told. Each one wants a partner who can be switched off and on at will. We have stopped considering the other person as a human being. We only are bothered about ourselves.

One of my best friends is in a relationship and it saddens me to see how both of them keep fighting all the time. Both of them keep blaming each other and find reasons to fight. No one is ready to give in. No one is ready to keep quiet. When I visited them, all I wanted to do was to get away from all the fight and negativity. Their expectations are so high that perhaps God alone can only fulfil them.

Fortunate are those who can find a romantic partner who can live peacefully with them. However, there are not very many examples of harmonious relationships in today’s times.

Why should I then in such a scenario even think about getting into any kind of relationship? Why should I then think of risking my sanity for a momentary emotion? Don’t you think I am better off dreaming of someone nice rather than get someone nasty and make my life miserable all over again?

What do you think?


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