Perfection in a relationship

November 10, 2008 7:29am CST
Why is it so that we always search for perfection in relationships? As a kid, we want the most beautiful ma'm to be our class teacher. As siblings, we want our parents to be perfect couple. We grow up with the rosy romantic idea of getting the perfect Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie modelled partners. Our parents want and expect us to be perfect human beings at not only forging great careers but do equally good at keeping our relationships and working hard to enforce the same principles (sanctity of a perfect marriage) in our coming generation. But does it always turn so perfect?
3 responses
@ronnyb (6125)
• Jamaica
10 Nov 08
I think that perfection is an ideal that we all seek ,I think it is innate however it is a notion that is enhanced in books and movies .These highlight the perfect romance and happily ever afters.We all know that this will never be so but it helps to make our lives interesting .Imagine a life with no search for perfection,what would we be living for ?
• India
11 Nov 08
How true really. Though there are disappointments galore as we search for a perfect notion, you are pretty right in hitting just the right note that life really is a journey to search for perfection. A similar interesting parallel of this search for perfection is the core of our Indian Spiritual Philosophy. It lays out that the journey of our souls is the same eternal quest to seek the perfect divine. Since the success or time of such journey is directly or indirectly linked to the past karmas of life, the soul is entwined in the cycle of births and rebirths until it retains its purity and gets liberated by achieving the perfect goal of communion with the holy.
@rmuxagirl (7568)
• United States
18 Feb 09
I think a lot people think when they find that perfect person that the relationship will be perfect and they won't have to work on the relationship.
@ketybhagat (4125)
• India
8 Jan 09
Its easy to assume everything will be perfect in life, to want perfection. However, believe me, it does not happen. We all have to make compromises in life and live it to the best of our ability. A perfect marriage means a lot of understanding from both the parties which keeps it going. Perfection in its true sense is a myth. Nobody is perfect, no relationship is perfect. Its a lot of give and take.