The emotional quality of our lives is dictated mostly by our perception and how we decide to interpret things that are going on both outside, as well as within ourselves. But in order for our interpretation to match reality and what is really taking place, it is necessary to get in touch with ourselves- to feel every underlying mood, emotional depth, even bodily sensations.
Keeping the relationship dynamic intact while going through the chores of everyday life seems next to impossible. Things change, for better or for worse, but we all somehow romanticize over the idea of keeping the flames up, trying to hold on to whatever chemistry it was that brought us together for dear life.
Many people spend what seems to be the length of a lifetime fantasizing about the perfect relationship. And while some are struggling their way through, and are still to settle in the relationship of their lives, others are lucky enough to have already done that. The thing is, though, that preparing ourselves for a relationship while being all by ourselves is indeed a practicing field with lots of flaws.
A decade having passed since American psychologists Leaf Van Boven and Thomas Gilovich published their research on experiences versus possessions, there is now another study that is once again putting this subject under a lens. Their study allowed people to understand that shopping for experiences buys a lot more happiness on the long run than purchasing material goods.
Led to believe that unemployment among the young is something that only our generation has witnessed, we further propel the idea of out-of-our-hands type of crisis. Naively blaming the economy, many young people are stuck into what seems to be a transitional limbo – no longer a child, but never fully an adult. Employment, for better or worse, does play a rather critical role.