Love. Countless poems, novels, films and songs have been dedicated to celebrating and exploring the mystery of this experience. Almost from birth we are bombarded with messages about what love and relationship should be, messages that are often inaccurate and unhelpful. In his book ACT with Love, Russ Harris discusses four big myths of relationship.

Combined, we have a myth that many people believe: “My goal is to find the right partner and then we will be complete and whole together and will remain deeply in love for the rest of our life without any effort.”

We cannot stop these myths from perpetuating. But by identifying these myths and understanding the truths beyond them, we can successfully navigate through some of the pitfalls of relationship and learn about ourselves in the process.