I think most people want the fairytale.

The locked eyes across the room.

The steamy love scenes.

The reasonable arguments over misunderstandings.

I think most people want their whole relationship to feel like the beginning.

A honeymoon phase that never ends.

But love, like life, has phases.

There’s a beginning, middle, and end to it all.

The honeymoon phase matures to a more seasoned love.

Or it fades when the thrill is gone.

Rough patches buff and refine love into a more honest state.

“Perfect matches”, see flaws in their other half and decide if the love is worth fighting for or not.

I think, people want the fairytale.

The honeymoon that never ends.

I think, that’s what does us in.

In the end, everything ends.

So a new phase can begin.