It's easy to look at other people's relationships and feel like yours is lacking in many ways. But the reality is, you can never truly know what's going on in a relationship unless it's your own. As numerous relationship surveys have found throughout the years, there are a lot of surprising things people do in their relationships. Many of which, people don't openly talk about.
"In world lived out on social media, not all relationships are as they seem," Dr. Catherine Jackson, licensed psychologist and board certified neurotherapist, tells Bustle. "Most couples post the best of their relationships online and share details about the most magnificent things their partner does. However, a lot of other things go on in relationships that many couples never share or speak about."
Fortunately, people have been conducting studies for years to find out what really goes on behind closed doors and what people really think about their relationships. For instance, a 2018 survey by UK-based relationship support charityRelate, found that over 50 percent of millennials say they pretend their relationship is better than it actually is. Just over 40 percent even admit to using social media to make their relationship look "perfect."
The reality is, no relationship is perfect. As surveys have found, people do some pretty surprising and sometimes questionable things whether it's with or without their partner's knowledge. So here are some things one in three people do in their relationships, according to studies.