Updated: Jul 22, 2019
Is your relationship really “Couple Goals"? People glamorize marriage because of what they see on social media. They see the selfies, kids, travel, and it seems like they are just living the life. You know the “American Dream” the house, kids, dog, and white picket fence. It’s all about perception. People only post what they want you to see about their life. You only see a snapshot of someone’s life on social media. Don't get me wrong, there's nothing wrong with keeping your personal life private, but you have to keep that in mind when you're tagging #couplegoals #powercouple #relationshipgoals. Do you really know these people in real life? The images may be real but the relationship portrayed may not be life relationship goals. People are so surprised when celebrities and/or family member separate because they never saw it coming. They seem like they have it all together, how could this be?! They looked so happy and it seemed like everything was going so well. For some people, social media is just a facade and an escape from the real world. Therefore, you should not compare your relationship to anyone else because you never really know what’s really going on in their relationship. On the other hand, there are people that are happily married and want others to share that part of their life. Some people may question others happiness simply because they are not in a happy marriage, single, newly divorced, or just envious. No matter what image you portray on social media you will always have the naysayers. Keep doing you because you never know who you're inspiring. Fortunately, you get to choose how you would like to be perceived and a positive viewpoint is ideal.
While it’s flattering to be considered #couplegoals we don’t want anyone to think that our marriage is perfect. You don't get to see the full spectrum of our lives on social media. You get to see the fun loving side of our marriage. You don't get to see the arguments or the uncomfortable moments. "We are flawed but we're still perfect for each other". We face some of the same struggles that most relationships face on a regular basis. But we believe, "Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken." Ecclesiastes 4:12. The only difference is we are committed to our marriage and it truly is until death do us part. We refuse to air our dirty laundry on social media for the world to see, judge, and use as entertainment. Does that make us fake? Not!! Why share your deepest and personal struggles with people who couldn’t care less? I mean, after all, you did make the vow with God and your spouse. So even while "living our best life" it does not mean that you live a perfect life. It simply means that you chose to focus on your blessings.
Marriage takes sacrifice, commitment, and communication. If you nurture it daily it can be an amazing union. Don't get caught up in the comparing your relationship to another one because the grass is not always greener. Keep spreading positive vibes and inspiring other couples to show love daily.