Robert Schuman, former Prime Minister of France, once said, “When I was a young man, I vowed never to marry until I found the ideal woman. Well, I found her, but alas, she was waiting for the ideal man.” We all have visions of the perfect person. However, none of us are perfect. When we expect those we love to be perfect, the relationship suffers. Instead of seeking perfection from someone else, strive to be the “perfect person.” Perfect not in an egocentric way, but seeking to become what you want from others. When this is your focus, the imperfections of others become less important. Why? Relationships need understanding and when the “rose colored glasses of perfection” are removed, we realize that all of us are imperfect.