Wednesday, November 2, 2011
The Problem with Fairy Tales
I was going to resist the temptation of talking about Kim Kardashian's divorce all together. I made it through the first day when Ryan Seacrest broke the news on twitter and #thingslongerthankimsmarriage became a trending topic. I made it through the second day when Mashable recapped the most dramatic tweets in reaction to the end of her 72 day
sabbatical marriage. But today when she published a blog post about the split in her own words I decided that I was finally allowed to open my mouth. Of all the statements she makes the one that I highlighted below annoys me the most.
Falling in love is easy. Staying in love is hard. Fairy tales emphasize the falling in love part, the part where you have sex twice a day and get butterflies in your stomach when you see that person's name in your inbox. But that's not really the part of love that needs romancing. The more significant part of a relationship comes after the altar and after you ride off into the sunset, or in the case of my favorite movie, a lawn mower (bonus points if you know I'm talking about Ronnie Miller). And that's the problem with fairy tales, they place importance on the wrong part of a relationship and end where the real story begins. Damn you Snow White and Taylor Swift!