Perfectionism and Dating: The Pure Boy vs. The Addict

Growing up I longed to be noticed by the straight-A, quarterback of the football team, homecoming king. The guy who was smart, popular, athletic, HOT, and probably tutored children in his free time. In my mind – he was perfect and if he liked me maybe that meant I could be perfect too. This is not life. Turns out, even the seemingly perfect among us are battling something. In Mark Manson’s “Happiness is Not Enough” Mark introduces us to his friend, John, who while being the king of positivity, was actually addicted to drugs. This year I met Mike, who at a pretty young age, is a recovering alcoholic. He has been through rehab, completed the 12 steps, and continues …