Social media, along with society in general has taught us to compare our lives to others. That one definition of a relationship should be applied to all, and that if you stray away you’re being silly. I don’t believe that to be true. I believe that you should live your life the way you want. Make the decisions that you want, while working hard to support yourself- emotionally, physically, mentally and financially. These are all things that are really important. So I challenge you to challenge the status quo. Define your relationships to be what they are, and live your life to the fullest. It doesn’t matter what anyone does or says. That is their journey. You are on your path and you need to remember that. Also, social media only shows you part of a true relationships. And I mean relationships in the most general sense- whether it’s the one you have with your significant other or your parents. Everyone is different. My relationship with my mom is a lot different than my other friends. It doesn’t mean anything is wrong with your relationship with your mom, I just like the changes that have occurred. The same goes to all types of relationships. You don’t know other’s life paths or journeys- because they are not yours. Live in your moment. Let someone else live in theirs. The moment you accept yourself, your life and your situation you will be happier. In addition, you will be more carefree. Try to just live your life. The social media “#goals” couples have so much more going on than what you see over a picture, YouTube video or Snapchat. Relationships are complex, and when you don’t understand the complexity you make assumptions and paint this picture in your head about what is really happening. It’s a trap. Decide what you want for your relationships and allow that the come into your life. You deserve to be happy and be content with where you are at. Life is a journey. Enjoy it.