Aug. 25, 2017

The Honeymoon is Over

"“ Any relationship with long-term potential has a honeymoon period, however brief, marked by the happy illusion that one's lover might be uniquely perfect. This fool's paradise is sustained by the elaborate deception artfully employed in every courtship: the diplomatic dodging of difficult issues, the careful concealing of unflattering flaws, and the strategic stressing of charming virtues. But as trust increases and each person grows weary of maintaining this initial beguilement, the blissfully blurry lens through which the other is perceived eventually refocuses to a clearer picture.”

― Zack Love, Sex in the Title: A Comedy about Dating, Sex, and Romance in NYC tags: concealment, honeymoon, honeymoon-period, illusions, love, relationships 8 likes Lik