Myth four: Our Partner Is Our Other Half
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Perhaps the most common relationship myth is the one that comes to us from Aristophanes via Plato–the myth of symmetry. This myth says that the purpose of relationship is to find our “other half”. Many myths suggest that this other half is a missing part of us and until we meet this person, our lives will remain incomplete. This myth puts a ton of stress on the question “is this person my soulmate?” The bottom line: There are many, many potential “soulmates” in life. Furthermore, just because a person is my soulmate doesn’t mean they are cool to be around. Been there. Done that.