Happily Ever After Syndrome

The idea underlying the happily ever after syndrome is that you spend all your time saying that you’ll be happy “someday” and never end up being happy today. You start to think that you will be happy when you get that job or when you get that new promotion or life partner or whatever thing you’ve focused on. But you get so in the habit of pointing into the distance for your happiness that you never learn to enjoy today.


By denevoldsen

David has spent years studying emotions and conflict in his practice as a family law attorney, while obtaining his bachelors degree in psychology, and through his own personal life struggles. He's on a continuing journey to better understand how to use emotions to make life a wonderful thing for everyone.