Author: Tim Cummins
'Every human will disappoint you and you will do the same to them.'
That is the somewhat downbeat - but perhaps realistic - assessment of Alain de Botton in an Opinion column in the New York Times. His point is that the perfect fit is an illusion and many of the 'faults' in a relationship will not become evident until we have entered into it. Instead of becoming frustrated or leveling blame, we will succeed only if we recognize the need to manage differences and work through them.
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