Relationships are all about giving and taking. You give 100% and your partner gives 100%. This also means that you need to learn to accept their flaws. Yes, that’s right. You have to be willing to accept your partner’s flaws. When it comes to life, it is very easy to over-romanticize your partner. After all, you just want to see them as the perfect stranger you met one day and fell in love with. But the longer the relationship goes on the sooner they start to lose that cloud of perfection. Now we understand that this might be something completely new to you and that’s why you have us.
Let’s take things to the beginning. At the beginning of the relationship, you are in what is called the honeymoon phase. This is typically the first three months of the relationship. During this time you are still strangers to each other and simply want to make a good and lasting impression on them. This means that you don’t necessarily allow yourself to show your flaws. Now what you need to understand is that everyone has flaws. It is simply a part of human nature and you can’t control it. As soon as the honeymoon phase comes to its end, you will notice that your partner starts to show you more and more of themselves.
This is typically the time when you start to see your partner’s flaws. Now let’s be honest, there isn’t anything you can do to prepare for this. All you can do is be understanding. In fact, this is exactly what you should do. Showing your partner that you understand that they have flaws and that you are staying with them regardless, is how you accept your partner’s flaws. Now we know that it is much easier said than done but that is what love is all about.