I've had a really hard time with the whole Reese and Ryan break-up. They always just seemed so genuinely in love. A Hollywood couple that would make it, unlike so many others.
Then there's Brittany and K-Fed. Not as if it was shocking, but it's always sad. I was really sad by the way that Rosi threw confetti all over because 2 kids parents were splitting up. I wish she'd realize that divorce is a much bigger issue then gun control.
Sometimes I look at divorced couples and wonder how much worse their marriage really is then mine. I am in NO WAY saying that I have a bad marriage. I am just saying that we fight, we drive each other crazy, stuff like that. We're totally committed to working whatever it is out. We've had almost 10 years to realize that we are dis-similar in many ways... and we have to work through those differences.
My mom once heard some wife of someone important (I'm thinking GA or 70, or something) say, "We have never once thought of divorce, murder -- yes, but never divorce." I think it's a great saying, especially coming from someone that our church tends to idolize. I can't imagine that President and Sister Hinckley ever hard a harsh word between the two of them, but you know they have. You HAVE to, you can't live with someone that long and not think "THAT IS NOT HOW WE DO THAT."
Anyway, what I think I'm trying to say is, I think it'd be an eye opener to all of us to have a peek in some regular old marriages, those that are working with their differences. I'm fairly sure it'd make us happier in the ones that we have.