So apparently Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert are divorcing. I've only read 823 tweets & Facebook posts about this very matter. If I had a penny for every single time I've heard about this relationship in the past few days I'd be a millionaire retired living in the Bahamas sipping on margaritas.
I'm not sure what infuriates me more about the subject...the fact that I had to Google why this is a big deal, or the fact that people are so shocked and concerned.
Another celebrity divorce, well well well....that can't be right. Don't get me wrong, I've been known to get excited over celebrity relationships. Nick and Jessica, Justin and Britney, Brad and Jennifer...been there, done that.
I find it upsetting that people are so torn up about another celebrity breakup.
Breakups happen every day, and so does divorce. The divorce rate in the United States is 40-50% and seems completely unacceptable to me. I'm a child of divorced parents, and so is my soon to be husband. I know that divorce is the result in relationships for several reasons; I'm not naive. I also refuse to be a statistic.
Let me tell you something, Chuck and I have been through some shit. We've had a few fights that I wasn't sure we would recover from. The thing about love is, you fight for it. I'm not going to act as if my relationship is perfect, because frankly, 8 years later there's a lot that has happened. One of the reasons I continue to love Chuck more each and every day is that we work hard at making our love work. We are constantly learning new things about one another and doing things to show each other compassion and affection.
So tell me why is it such a heightened story when celebrities divorce? Instead of putting all the attention on the fact that it didn't work...why aren't we asking what could have been done to keep them together? I'm not saying that someone should stay with their partner if infidelity is at hand, but I think people are so quick to move on this day and age. Call me old fashioned, but I believe in 'till death do us part.
I am not hear to say that divorce is wrong, unacceptable or unnecessary. Certain circumstances make divorce a necessary evil which is very unfortunate. I do know that I will continue to give my relationship all I've got because I don't want to experience anything that I have had to as a child of divorce as an adult.
Divorce is not an option for me. I am glad that Chuck and I dated for so long before we begin this journey of husband and wife. We have learned the ins and outs of what makes US work. We know each other's quirks. We have been by each other's sides to witness some of the worst experiences and hardest battles. We are a team and nothing will ever change that.
Instead of being so heartbroken that Blake and Miranda are no longer together...let's start commending the couples that live out the vows of marriage, for better or for worse.
What are your thoughts about divorce these days?