A victim of my own optimism.

A victim of my own optimism – how many of you can relate to this?


A victim of my own optimism.
Is this you?

I have a history of making decisions very quickly about men. I have always fallen in love fast and without measuring risks. I have a tendency not only to see the best in everyone, but to assume that everyone is emotionally capable of reaching his highest potential. I have fallen in love more times than I care to count with the highest potential of a man, rather than with the man himself, and I have hung on to the relationship for a long time (sometimes far too long) waiting for the man to ascend to his own greatness. Many times in romance I have been a victim of my own optimism. ~ Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love



  1. That is me, for certain. How many times I’ve wished that a man I love culd see in himself the potential I see in him. I’ve waited 27 years for my current husband to reach his highest potential, but I’ve finally given up and I’m moving on. The next time I fall in love, it will be with someone who has already reached his.