Accepting others doesn’t come naturally to us. Rather it is something that we learn how to do over time. At the beginning of our relationship with our spouse, we may love everything about him or her. However, that isn’t acceptance. That is wishful thinking. Based on the little that you know about the other person, you are ‘wishing’ that the rest of the package will be equally perfect.
[Meerabelle Dey - The Huffington Post, 13 November 2015.]