Many of us grew up being exposed to romantic fantasies. Because of this, we fall into the trap of projecting these idealized expectations on to the people we connect with. Once the passion and intensity of the initial phase of infatuation wears out, we become disappointed with reality.

The good news is that we don’t have to compromise on having the relationship of our dreams - but we do have to compromise on our expectations of perfection.  The perfect partner does not exist. They are merely a construct of your imagination created to fuel fantasies.

In this episode, I’ll describe four things that you can do to accept potential love interests just as they are, not what they could be. You’ll learn how to open your heart to the truth of their story and see them as a whole person – a real person who can love and cherish.