I know I am preaching to the choir. How many times have you stuck with a friend because you knew they would be someone amazing once they healed from all that hurt. What about the person you are married to now, the potential was there while you were dating, but they never reached it. Stop setting yourself up for disappointment and being unfair to the people in your life. Love them for who they are right now. If they never change, your love should remain. People are far from perfect, and you have a choice in who you choose to keep in your life. But…..if you keep them and you know they aren’t quite there yet, love them just the way they are. Otherwise, set them free and let someone who can be a genuine friend to them, take it from there. You cannot love who you hope they will become because that person may never show up.