The Dorothy Boyd Syndrome



I’m sure y’all have watched Jerry Maquire.

If you haven’t, then it’s time to go out and buy the DVD or something; bottom-line, you wouldn’t understand this entry if you haven’t watched it.


Dorothy saw the imperfection in what other saw as perfection

So, what is the Dorothy Boyd Syndrome?

Simply put, the Dorothy Boyd Syndrome is what I refer to when someone falls in-love with another human purely based on the belief that the person they are falling in-love with is the perfect person for them, irrespective of their imperfections.

I mean, sure we all have visions or fantasies of the perfect partner, no? If the world operates like a pizza parlor - where one could choose the toppings of their choice – we all would want to combine the characteristics of our choices and make the perfect partner out of it.


It's alright to be imperfect; your imperfection might be perfect for someone

Unfortunately, relationships don’t operate that way. And this brings me to what I wanted to write here.

Unless and until we realize that in life, the concept of a perfect partner is as good as Santa Claus actually existing, we will always end up disappointed. I say, instead of trying to change the person you’re with to make them the perfect partner as you envisioned in your fairytale dreams, embrace their imperfection to make them perfect for you.

No one is perfect. We all have to live with this reality.


Be like Dorothy Boyd and you might end up with your own Jerry Maguire

And be like Dorothy Boyd.

It may only be a line in a movie but when you take it into life’s context, you’ll realize that it is way more beyond that; it’s actually a good guide on how to love and cherish the person you’re with.

“I love him! I love him for the man he wants to be. And I love him for the man he almost is.”

Yes, love the person you're with for the person they want to be and almost is; not the person you want them to be for they would never be close to achieving that.

Be Dorothy Boyd and you’ll end up with your own Jerry Maguire.

Now, isn’t that a fairytale come true?

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