I am confused. A lot of my peers say that you should stay single in your twenties but yet they are all preoccupied with finding “the one . How can you tell if the love relationship you are in is the one that is meant for you? Are there signs to look for? What should I keep in mind as I move through different relationships? It seems like things have changed so much but also still are the same in many ways – what do you think has changed for the better or worse since you were in your twenties?
You have good reason to be confused. Love relationships for young people are more challenging than ever, in part because so many young people have witnessed the dissolution of intimate relationships in their family at a rate which has far outpaced the majority of preceding generations. . Watching older generations go through painful separations and experiencing instability during important developmental phases while growing up can make you doubt the viability and meaning of committed relationships.