The perfect is the enemy of the good!
The key to a happy relationship could be accepting that some miserable times are unavoidable, experts say.
Therapists from California State University and Virginia Tech University say accepting these problems is better than striving for perfection.
And they blame cultural fairytales and modern love stories for perpetuating the myth that enjoying a perfect relationship is possible.
The report was published in the Journal of Marital and Family Therapy.