You’re innocently scrolling through your Instagram feed and come across countless of perfect Instagram couples who are always traveling to remote locations, visiting the hottest brunch spots, and somehow manage to look happy 24/7 on social.
The thing about these IG couples is that they aren’t always what they seem.
I know many couples first hand who portray one thing on their aesthetically pleasing feeds, when they’re actually on the verge of killing each other IRL.
Turns out, those couples who compulsively post pictures of their relationship online are not only insecure, but they’re usually really unhappy and just seeking the validation of their followers.
Don’t compare your relationship, or lack-thereof, to the bogus ones you see on social media. You don’t always have to visit the hottest restaurants, travel to coolest locations, and do things for the ‘Gram to be happy with your significant other. There can be beauty in stillness.
It’s natural to feel a sense of FOMO (fear of missing out), when seeing extravagant romantic gestures online but the best thing you can do is be neutral, and not apply unrealistic expectations to your relationship.
Remember that what you see on social media is not always what it seems.
Keep in mind that people usually post their highlight reel on IG, and you never really know what’s going on behind the scenes.