Friday, March 22, 2013
One of the areas that has been a struggle for me is the idea of needing another person to be happy. In the past week I have noticed how we are hard wired to feel this way. As I have listened to love songs on the radio and thought about all of the romantic comedies that are released monthly it is almost impossible to not feel that we need another person to be happy. This isn't a new idea. One of the "greatest" love stories is "Romeo and Juliet". Talk about the epitome of needing the other person the be happy. How many movies are dependent on the girl being saved (with a few role reversals)? Training my brain and my emotional status to not be dependent on Eric or a perfect relationship is tricky when all of society blasts the opposite message at you. I am grateful that I have a wonderful husband who wants me to be happy but even more importantly wants me to be happy independent of anyone else.
Now how to balance seeing some fun movies and listening to main stream radio without buying into the idea that without Eric, the white fence, 2.5 kids and a dog?