I found some inspiration from a blog I follow "If I wasn't laughing, I'd be crying..." about marriage, etc. Thanks for the inspiration, K!
I am sick to death of hearing about this John & Kate Plus 8 crap. First of all, these people were given a VERY privileged opportunity to make a great deal of money from their little reality show. Who wouldn't be grateful for that? Apparently they aren't.
From what I understand they were chosen for this privileged opportunity because of their story and their great family values. Now, all I'm hearing about is how one is cheating on the other, all the whining and accusations those scenarios bring, and how there may be divorce on the horizon for them. No mention of the children, (isn't that what the show is supposed to really be about?) no mention of them working things out... nothing. The parents are too busy wallowing in their "fame" with their makeovers, new cars, and paparazzi to care about their children or the future of their marraige. THEN they have the audacity to complain about the media's invasion of their privacy, the constant attention, and the unfortunate situations they've been put in. Boo freakin' HOO! Poor, poor little celebrity. My heart just bleeds for you. Maybe if you had been paying attention to your family, and concerned with the well being of your partner, you would not be in this oh-so-terrible situation.
I think it's just another sad, sad testament to the direction in which our society has gone. Right into the pooper.
Very few people still hold marriage in the high regards that you're "supposed" to. If you don't agree with it - then don't get married! Stop using divorce as your get out of jail free card, and take responsibility for your actions. Marriage is not play time, it's not something you do on a whim, and it's not something you're supposed to just "change your mind about." This is not to say that marriage is not a wonderful, joyous, magnificent expereince. While it is a very serious commitment, it should still be fun and great... if you truly are in love, and truly marrying the person you want to spend the rest of your life with.