With fidelity becoming highly overrated in relationships, the newest trend among the youth is to hop from one partner to another in short span of time. And what’s even better is that they don’t believe in keeping any hang ups once they have moved on in a relationship. WOW, can’t get better than this!
This instability in relationships can be attributed to several reasons ranging from personal to professional and other preferences that matter in life. I feel it’s more to do with changing dynamics of the relationship you are into and also your own preferences in life. People today have become quite impatient, ambitious and demanding in lives, they start to expect the same things from their relationships too.
One of the most important reasons why people find it tough to stick around with the same person beyond a certain period of time is boredom. It’s a fact that after a point of time, relationships start to look boring and there’s nothing new you can get out of them. To break free from this mundane ways of being in the same relationship for so long, they start searching for new partners.
Next would the sexual satisfaction, which forms another important ground why people love to change partners more frequently than required. Lack of good sex or being unsatisfied from the current partner is good enough a reason to go out and explore more options. I am not saying that one need to have animal instincts to have the urge of having sex with anyone and everyone but there are people who don’t mind having as many sexual escapades until the time they come across the best one.
Financial status is another important constraint that decides whether your current partner is worth staying with or not. There are instances where if a girlfriend is making more money than the guy, either she herself dumps him and moves on or the guy would withdraw himself from that relationship. In both cases, it’s a matter of ego, so it’s better if any of the two decides to call it quits and look for another partner.
Surprisingly, for lot of people, sticking around with the same partner becomes a subject of grave concern because of the hyped “peer pressure”. Sadly, we Indians love to be judgmental and in case, the other person (read friends) judge you on something, we encourage it even more. As an outcome of this, if anyone says that you don’t look good with a particular person, you would take it seriously so much so that even if that means dumping your present boyfriend or girlfriend and move on to another one, it is OKAY!
Moving on, family also sometimes becomes a big reason for why it becomes hard for some people to stay in the same relationship. Not that parents don’t support of approve of the partner but in case your chosen partner doesn’t fit the parameters of ‘suitable match’ that your parents want, you only try to avoid the situations and take him to meet them. Result? You start to think it is only better to stop things at that point and not get into troubles later. Finding another partner and getting into a new relationship comes as the best rescue to come out of this whole situation.
Well, it seems clear that relationships no longer hold the same value for individuals as the case may have been a few years ago. Times have changed and so have the preferences and expectations from relationships. People don’t really have time to give second or third chances in the same relationships. If things don’t work out or there’s any doubt, the simplest way to deal with it is to ‘let go’ and ‘move on’ – in life and relationship too.