The Pitfalls Of Perfectionism In Relationships
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We all dream of the perfect relationship, but as John discusses in this week's show, sometimes there is beauty to be found in the imperfect. Sometimes, perfection can come with its own set of risks...

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • When it comes to developing relationships we can often become far too hung up on the faults we wish to avoid than the positive things we need for enrichment.
  • Expectations for relationships today are higher than ever. Relationships are a choice, so mediocrity is no longer acceptable. We have arrived at an all-or-nothing way of thinking.
  • Perfectionist personalities will tend to exhaust all options and explore many possibilities in order to secure their flawless partner. This might sound ideal, but in reality there are huge downsides.
  • Perfectionists report more regret and depression and feel threatened by others that they perceive as doing better. They also report less optimism and satisfaction.

BEST MOMENTS

'We overemphasise the negatives and under-appreciate the positives'

'If you could build the perfect relationship, what would it look like?'

'There is a myth in perfection'

VALUABLE RESOURCES

The Relationship Guy Podcast - https://omny.fm/shows/the-relationship-guy      

ABOUT THE HOST

I am John Kenny, The Relationship Guy - Coaching people to experience healthy intimate relationships.  John is an Author, Documentarian and public speaker. 

Having spent a life choosing unhealthy relationships and self sabotaging my own success, I now coach people to live a life they choose.

www.therelationshipguy.co.uk

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