As young girls we visualized being swept off of our feet by our Prince Charmings. Oh how times have changed. Now we’re lucky if our Prince Charming even arrives, let alone whoo or wow us. While the hope of finding love isn’t a far-fetched notion, the beliefs that we shared as young girls are fairy tales that have been replaced with the somewhat harsh realities of what being in love really entails.
As we’ve grown out of our naïve anticipations we suddenly realize that those fairy tale love stories must have been reserved for fairies only, because real love is sometimes far from what we could have ever imagined. While love isn’t always a fairy tale, we still hold on to the hope of finding and sustaining real love, just as we did as young girls.
Now as adults we don’t necessarily have to let go of the ‘fairy tale’ love stories completely, but for the sake of not being naïve, we should re-mix these beliefs with doses of ‘real life’.