Let’s face it: We’ve all been to the world of Instagram. 📸 The land of perfectly curated photos, sun-kissed vacations, and, of course, those #RelationshipGoals couples we can’t help but double-tap on. But let’s get real for a moment: how much of what we see is genuine, and how much is just for the ‘gram?
But here’s the truth: Instagram’s #RelationshipGoals culture might be painting a slightly distorted picture. Let’s dive into the reality behind the filtered world of Instagram love.
1. The Perfection Illusion 🔮✨
First and foremost, not every picture tells the whole story. No one’s life, including that of seemingly perfect couples, is free from missteps or mundane moments. Remember, Instagram is a platform where people showcase their best moments. That doesn’t mean they don’t have their own issues or off-days.
Example: Think about your fave movie bloopers. Even Bollywood hits have their mishaps – just like real-life relationships.
2. The Pressure Cooker Effect 🌡️💔
The omnipresence of #RelationshipGoals can create pressure for couples to constantly one-up their own romantic milestones. Wanting to keep up might lead some to curate or even stage moments purely for Instagram. In the search for online validation, the real essence of intimacy can get lost.
Embrace your relationship's unique journey! It's not about the likes or follows but the genuine memories you create. 💌
3. Comparison is the Thief of Joy 😞🔒
By constantly benchmarking your relationship against others’, you risk overlooking the special moments that make your bond unique. Not every relationship will have yacht trips or matching Gucci outfits, and that’s okay!
Example: Remember that couple who always shared their lavish trips and grand gestures? They might be masking real issues with materialistic displays. Always remember, it’s quality over quantity.
4. Let’s Talk Mental Health 🧠❤️
The continuous exposure to ‘perfect’ relationships can incite feelings of inadequacy or even lead to anxiety about your own relationship’s trajectory. It’s essential to stay grounded and remember that every relationship has its rhythm.
Taking a digital detox or limiting your IG scroll time can do wonders for your well-being. Try it! 🌱
5. The Silver Lining ☁️🌈
Not all #RelationshipGoals are superficial. Some couples share their genuine moments of joy, struggles, and achievements. These stories can inspire and offer a more balanced view of what relationships are truly about – growth, understanding, and love.
Couples who share their journey through challenges, be it long-distance struggles or health issues, show that real relationships aren’t always about the glamour but the spirit.
While a beautiful platform for creativity and expression, Instagram isn’t the yardstick for your relationship’s success. Your love story is yours to pen, without the pressure of hashtags or filters.
Cherish the candid moments, adopt the imperfections, and remember: the best snapshots are often the ones that don’t make it to social media. 📷❤️
Author – Saket Sambhav, Co-founder, Adjuva Legal.
Disclaimer: The opinions expressed within this article are the personal opinions of the author. The facts and opinions appearing in the article do not reflect the views of Adjuva Legal and Adjuva Legal does not assume any responsibility or liability for the same.