In the past year, I've counseled two clients -- a man and a woman -- who were both engaged to people who were "perfect on paper."
The 2 future spouses had only admirable qualities:
The futures looked bright
Both clients believed that they SHOULD want these perfect-on-paper people.
They should want these marriages.
That they'd be crazy to let go of someone who, for all intents and purposes, was perfect for them.
Why "Perfect On Paper" Is Not Enough
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Book to Blog, Chapter 5: From "Me" to "We" -- The Private Lives of Engaged Couples
These are big questions that most couples face and work through during their engagements....privately. Intimately. Behind closed doors.
Below I have included a portion of the chapter that hones in on some of the differences that can emerge.
Dueling through differences
Even couples who think they’ve covered all the essential topics before getting engaged are often broadsided by the differences that emerge once the “rest of my life” soundtrack switches on.
She’s a huge environmentalist; he’s not really that passionate about recycling.
He feels a much greater pull to his Jewish roots than he expected; she thought he was "spiritual but not religious."
He likes crunchy peanut butter; she likes creamy.
During your engagement, you may discover opinions,
How to be a Happier