Is Happily Ever After Extinct?
The Generation X and Y’s admire our grandparents for having lasting marriages in excess of 50 plus years. But it is quite dense as we look at our peers for examples of strong marriages.
Nick Cannon confirms today that his marriage with Mariah Carey has been on the rocks for a few months. Some media sources cite his boisterous response of his past sexual history that included bedding Kim Kardashian and how he rocked Mariah’s world on their wedding night. As the two refrained from sex until they were married. He confirmed that the two are living in separate homes. New York Daily News cites that divorce is a done deal, and lawyers have been involved in negotiating property and custody agreements.
As much as we all hold on to the notion of a “Happily Ever After” it seems in today’s society it no longer exists. When you disagree with your partner, why continue to compromise for the sake of love and family? When you can easily separate and continue to live a thriving life on your own and have an amicable co-parenting relationship? Isn’t that what the media is demonstrating? The traditional sanctity of marriage and sticking it out for better or worse is now of the past? We live by quotes of “Life Is Too Short” “YOLO”- You Only Live Once” and “Carpe Diem”. This translates if you are unhappy remove yourself from it. But there is a fine line of being truly unhappy with someone or having a vex moment and not having the resilience or wanting to put in the effort in working it out.
I wish Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon the best. As I always admired their marriage. I hope the two of them can get it together and resolve their differences.