7 Relationship Myths To Stop Believing

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It's hard to believe that not so long ago, authors were telling women to wear pink, ruffled underwear, to never complain, and to always listen to their men. "Remember your most important job is to build up and maintain his ego (which gets bruised plenty in business)," Edward Podolsky wrote in his 1943 book, Sex Today in Wedded Life. "Morale is a woman’s business."

While we may shudder at such sexist drivel today, it's safe to say there are still plenty of relationship myths out there, often propagated by sub-par rom-coms and fairytales. Last month, we chatted with therapist and relationship expert Esther Perel to talk through some of these myths — and explain why they might just be wrong. Here are all seven myths, busted.