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Ever since we were little, the princess complex has been drilled in our head (thanks a lot Disney). As young girls we are taught that one day our prince charming will sweep us off our feet and we will live happily ever after. Well, one thing those movies don’t highlight is what happens after. After the beautiful gown,  lavish ceremony, memorable first kiss as a wife, first dance, and exotic honeymoon.  Why is that? Well maybe because the creators of these fairytale know that marriage isn’t a walk in the park and it takes a lot of work to make it work.

Now that we are adults and we know that finding a prince to sweep us off our feet and carry us away in the sunset doesn’t really exist, well maybe for Kate Middleton, why do we continue to live in this fairytale world? There is nothing wrong with hoping to meet your prince charming, the key is being realistic about your expectations of this prince charming.  If your idea of a prince charming is a wealthy man who spends lots of time with you, whisks you away on romantic vacations whenever, moves you in to his castle (or his nice home), treats you like a princess 24/7, and rescues you from all of life’s drama and strife. Good luck with that, you might be looking for a long time.

If you suffer from the princess complex, learning how to have realistic expectation is something that should be on your priority list. As all of my married friends say, relationships take a lot of work! Expecting this prince to fall in your lap who meets you every need and desire is being a little unrealistic. Even Princess Jasmin found her prince who wasn’t even a prince…I’m just saying.  No one is perfect but finding the man who is perfect for you is key. Having realistic expectations when it comes to men is the way to find the prince charming that is right for you.