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Sunday, November 28, 2021

"Friends" is one of my all-time favorite TV shows. I can always count on an entertaining 30 minutes whenever I turn it on.

Since I am a hopeless romantic, I also love the relationships on this show. I remember how excited I would get when a couple finally got together; I even believed it made the show better.

Nowadays, I cannot help but notice that whenever a couple gets together, everyone starts to complain that the show is boring. Take "New Girl" for example.

Once Nick and Jess got together, many of my friends stopped watching the show because the relationship “ruined” the show. It seemed as though my friends only watched for the chase.

I feel as though this idea is very applicable in today’s society -- the "hook-up culture." Relationships last shorter periods of time, they are shallower, and divorce rates are higher. We are a fast-paced culture who is always on to the next thing. People in today’s day are bored easily with technology, other people, location, etc.

I do not believe that relationships signal the end; I believe they are the beginning of a new journey. The danger of the culture we live in is that strong foundations are not being built for relationships. Without a foundation, the relationship will fall apart eventually, especially during tough times.

Take time to get to know someone. Go at a pace you are comfortable with! There is a reason why best friends make the best relationships. These are two people who know just about everything about each other and, one day, just see each other differently.

Granted, not all of us get this opportunity, however, in the dating world, go on as many dates as you need. It may not be the wisest decision to jump right into a relationship with someone you just met. This may work for some people, but, nine times out of 10 it will end in disaster.

Respect yourself, and respect the person you are with. A loving relationship is a very rewarding aspect of life. It is not boring, it is a new adventure. It is not the end, it is just the beginning.

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