Fairy tales

A friend and I were talking over the weekend about the various relationships we both had been in. And I re-realized something in conversations…people fall in love with the fairy tale of falling in love, and either don’t realize, or ignore, that being a life partner isn’t just flowers and chocolate and great sex. It’s work. You have your issues, and your partner has issues. And you have to find ways to deal with and compromise on issues without ¬†killing each other. We seem to have been sold on the notion that fancy weddings, fancy wedding dresses, great honeymoons are all that’s needed for a great relationship. Energy gets poured into places that really don’t matter. But the boring, mundane, everyday–the really important shit–gets ignored.

And my friend and I wonder why people are strange…

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