chapter  16
DR. FUN’S MASS MEDIA LOVE QUIZ MYTH #10 The right mate “completes you”—filling your needs and making your dreams come true
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Like Lazarus and Dyer, I believe that no one else can make you happy or complete you, and no one else can fill your needs or make your dreams come true. In fact, putting your mate in a straight jacket of unrealistic romanticized expectation can actually have the opposite effect, leading to disappointment and depression. We have only to remember the tragic stories of several contemporary real-life princes and princesses whose seemingly fairytale romances ended in devastating divorce rather than the “happily-ever-afters” the media hype led us to expect.