Between movies and books, people build up ideal mates in their minds that are shiny in every way. They look great, share common interests, are pleasant and loving, and in essence bear little resemblance to most humans :)
Find a way to separate the fantasy from reality. An automaton that always agreed with you perfectly and served you would not be an equal parter - it would be a slave. The rewards and growth you achieve with a real partner is far greater than the slide-through-life fantasy would could ever be. Learn to appreciate the individuality of your partner, even if it´s not always princely smooth.
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