In a world where we have unparalleled access to other people’s relationships and find ourselves falling victim to the devil that is comparison, so often we’re desperate to know if we’re doing things right.
If the life we’re living is the life that looks, sounds and feels okay. That we’re not blindly leading ourselves down a path to self-destruction.
When it comes to relationships, best-selling author Mark Manson – who penned The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck – says the best relationships are the ones you don’t have to really think about at all.
“I think, if you look at a relationship, I actually think it should be as boring as possible,” he recently told Business Insider. “And that sounds really weird to people but if you think about it, a really happy 80-year-old couple that’s been together for 60 years, the reason that they’ve been together for 60 years, it isn’t because they took all these private jets and they had these crazy vacations and “Oh my God, look at their pictures.”
Listen: Mia Freedman speaks with relationship expert Esther Perel about the model of monogamy, and why happy people cheat. Post continues after audio.