The Problem With Seeing The World Through Rose-Colored Glasses

While wearing rose-colored glasses may feel wonderful at first, dreamy and utopian, it comes with consequences and damages. You won’t really be seeing the other person for who they are; you only see them as a projection of what you need them to be. In relationships, it’s normal to have respect and admiration for each other, but what’s unhealthy is letting it distort how you view the other person or alter your perception of reality.

When we have rose-colored glasses on, we fail to notice these subtle perceptual changes to the extent that we miss major red flags and flaws in our relationships. We see and believe what we want to be true, and we see our person through such a romantic and optimistic lens that our viewpoint of the other person becomes a reflection of our unconscious beliefs and convictions.