Love and specifically romance are often described as an out-of-the-world experience where life suddenly becomes beautiful. You may feel ecstatic as if your problems have vanished, or you forget about them temporarily. Shakespeare described romance as “painted-blind,” which means that people in love have a tendency to live in a sweet illusion. When the novelty wears off, they have to come back to the real world and realize that there was a projection in their relationship. This realization may hit them hard, leading to a breakup. This blog post provides some insight into how projections affect relationships and how we can minimize them.

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