Love On Your Terms: Are Your Expectations Too High?

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Do You Think “The One” Comes in a Specific Package?

You are attracted to tall men who can make you laugh, so you ignore the guy at the party who has everyone in stitches because he stands at a staggering 5 feet, 6 inches. You stalk the self-absorbed jerk at the gym because he has amazing biceps, but turn your nose up at the bald guy with the little gut who puts fresh flowers on your desk in the morning. Many women feel the love of their lives must be a 6 feet tall Adonis who graduated at the top of his class from Harvard and has the comedic timing of Kevin Hart. He’s also never been married, has no children and has a perfect credit score and all of his teeth. But guess what? Your perfect man probably won’t look like that at all. Not even a little bit.

Of course it’s important to be attracted to your partner, but you have to be attracted to more than just his face or his body. Make sure your partner is also someone you respect intellectually, emotionally and spiritually who appreciates you. Looks fade, muscles atrophy and sex diminishes, so make sure the person you’re left with is still someone you want to talk to and be near who will remain in the trenches with you in a true partnership. Open your eyes to what is really important in a mate and accept the gift of love…even if it’s wrapped a little differently.

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