Happily Ever After

“And they lived happily ever after.” Think about this line for a few minutes. Are you living happily ever after? If not, what will it take for you to get there?

I don’t believe in happily ever after. In fact, I got something against fairy tales and the way it give the wrong ideas to kids. Those tales convey the thoughts that all you have to do is be beautiful and you got everything going for you. If you are beautiful the prince (or your knight in shining armor) will come riding to rescue you even though you just lie there sleeping for hundred years doing nothing. Fairy tales gives the impression of all roses and moonshines; nothing can go wrong. Just be pretty and see to it that you can carry a tune and the rest will be taking care of.

And most (if not all, though I have yet to see one) of those stories contains a great deal of violence. Think about Snow White and the hunter that the queen sent to lured her into the forest and murder her and carved out her heart as a proof he actually did it. What about those scenes in Tarzan where the mother gorilla was trying to escape the murdering tiger? It was straight from a nightmare people!  Bambi’s mother being shot right in front of him. The shark in Finding Nemo… I can go on and on…

No, thank you. No happily ever after for me. Give me a real life raw and straight and I will deal with it my way. I don’t need a knight in shining armor to rescue me, or Prince on a white horse. There is no such things anyway. Most men are jerks if you give them a chance. And no my heart is never been broken and no I never had (yet) romantic nightmares. No one left me or exchanged me for another younger and better or cheated on me. I am just an observant audience and I saw a lot in my life time. That is enough lessons for me. Enough to write one day my own “fairy tales” about what really happened after they ride into the sunset to happily ever after…

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13 thoughts on “Happily Ever After”

  1. Love this! I agree completely. Though I have been with my husband since I was 20, but it hasn’t been a smooth ride. A little rough at times, but we have persevered. Too many people get married and thing how they feel then is how they will be their entire marriage. Needless to say they get a wake up call. You have to work to make marriage work.

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    1. Yes. Any relationship is a work in progress. People constantly evolved. The person you knew/married to ten years ago is not the same person s/he is now and will not be the same person in the future. Priorities change and so do the tastes and goals as well. Think a relationship as fire you have to tend to and keep awake if you want it burning forever. Hard work but so is life.

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  2. Oh dear, that picture you have at the bottom is golden.
    I believe in happiness and fulfillment and I believe you have to truly work for it. It is certainly this delusion of happily ever after that portrays happiness and life in general as easy that messes everything up.

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  3. I wonder whether you believe in fairies? Surely, saying “fairy tales” is descriptive enough? I like fairy tales, but I’m not silly enough to believe they are real. I especially like, the brothers Grimm and their collections. To live happily ever after, still takes some work. Which is why I’m likely, still single?

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