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For the hopeless romantic, love is the pulse of life—the most intoxicating rush of all. Hopeless romantics live for sparks and butterflies in their bellies, often dreaming of fateful encounters and wedding vows that land like poetry. Where is he? If you can relate, read on. We chatted with the experts about the s, benefits, and potential risks of being a hopeless romantic. Plus, they offered a more hopeful alternative.
And, hey, you might be surprised to learn that prioritizing logic isn't necessarily a bad thing—nor does it have to mean turning your back on passion. And, no matter how many painful breakups they've been through, their quest for love persists. Katherine M.
Hertlein, Ph. This person lives with constant hope that the fantasy of perfect romantic love will play out. The one who falls fast and hard for a handsome suitor while swiping through a dating app —then gushes about a picture of him and his dog for the rest of the night. Love drives their inspirations and shapes their decisions. According to Hertlein, hopeless romantics are more likely to prioritize communication, avoid game-playing, and reject cynicism from external influences.
Edith Eger , psychologist and bestselling author of The Gift: 12 Lessons to Save Your Life , says that dysfunction starts to brew when self-care takes a back seat. In such a case, the hopeless romantic might be so enthralled with their ideologies and so void of realistic expectations that they unknowingly sabotage their shot at lasting love—before it has a prayer to thrive. Barner warns about the s that a flare for romanticism might be a hindrance.
Each involves prioritizing fantasy over truth. They may be so enthralled with their ideologies that they unknowingly sabotage their shot at lasting. Another is that they're fueled by a lack of reciprocation. In other words, hopeless romantics must take caution to not become so captivated by the idea of a storybook ending that they gloss over reality, abandon their instincts, and ignore mounting evidence.
Unlike the hopeless romantic, realists crave predictability and stability, not fireworks. But, while this personality type boasts advantages, it threatens to siphon the spontaneity and excitement from a love affair. In the worst cases, extreme realism can tip toward cynicism, which can be a total buzzkill to even the strongest of bonds. This romantic mindset involves being passionate, yet pragmatic. Being hopefully romantic over hopelessly romantic might reap some steamy rewards in the bedroom as well.
While hair-raising romance is a pleasure in life, it should coexist with some level of realism. Barner says that, while setting the stage for a romantic atmosphere can be fun and keep the flames of excitement flickering, the main objective should be to build deep, lasting intimacy instead of chasing big, idealistic displays of affection.
Eger believes that falling in love with yourself is a prerequisite to building a fulfilling relationship with someone else, and that the rejection of self is the most tragic of all. Or, to tie it back to Sex and the City , if we may, as Carrie Brhaw once said, "The most exciting, challenging and ificant relationship of all is the one you have with yourself.
And if you can find someone to love the you that you love, well, that's just fabulous. Your Best Life. Type keyword s to search. Related Stories. This content is created and maintained by a third party, and imported onto this to help users provide their addresses.
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