‘We butted heads. We were a little mean to each other. We kept our distance. I’m sharing this because more often than not, this is real life.’: Woman says ‘it’s okay to not have a perfect relationship’

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“This is one of the fakest photos I’ve ever taken.

This weekend was not our weekend.

For some reason, my partner and I just weren’t having a very good weekend together.

We butted heads a lot.

We were a little mean to each other.

We kept our distance.

We weren’t mad at each other, but we definitely weren’t the most ‘in love’ either.

I was short and irritable, and Caleb was just Caleb.

I’m sharing this because more often than not, this is real life.

How many Instagram posts scream a perfect life when on the inside it’s wrecked by bad days, bad moods, unpleasant circumstances, and just life?

Life isn’t perfect and I think it’s wrong for us to pretend it is.

It’s okay to have a bad day.

It’s okay to not have a perfect relationship.

It’s okay not to have perfect clothes, hair, teeth, and live a lavish lifestyle.

And we need to remember that these squares don’t represent the reality of life, they represent the face people want you to see.”

Courtesy of Sydney Renee Photography

This story was submitted to Love What Matters by Sydney of Thomasville, Georgia. You can follow her journey on Facebook. Submit your own story here, and be sure to subscribe to our free email newsletter for our best stories.

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