If you put in search “couple goals” often you see gorgeous photos of young couples kissing, hugging, being silly.
It’s sweet. It’s romantic. It’s heartwarming. It gives hope.
It also doesn’t prepare for reality.
If that is the picture we are aiming for in our relationship, we might struggle with real-life love.
Let’s say we are arguing. Let’s say it gets messy. We don’t look like these pictures already. But this is ok. It is not supposed to be happy all the time. At all.
Also these couples have not stood the test of time. They look cute in the moment. But how many of these moments will they have? Let’s hope a lot. Let’s hope they’ll stay together and one day they will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. Is that the aspiration? Maybe.
Do we think that far ahead? Do we have a vision for our relationship? Do we dream about what would we want to be like together in 20 years, 30 years, or 40 years?
Imagine if we all strive for a “couple goals” picture – a picture of an older couple, kissing, hugging, being silly.
Wouldn’t it be cool though? What would the divorce rate look like?
What couple goals image looks like for you?
If you were to populate the search for your relationship of couples goals and create a vision you are striving for, what would it look like?