Monday, June 22, 2009

Committing suicide after a failed marriage is courageous?

I haven't read this book; the review alone are pissing me off. There's nothing new about romanticizing dramatic love affairs that end badly. I hate that so few people seem to see how passion can coexist with stability, that happily living with someone day in and day out is in fact love, and that chasing excitement may be a fine option for some but opting out of that doesn't mean settling.

I agree that just because an affair doesn't last forever doesn't mean it wasn't important or worthwhile. But I don't think being subsumed by someone who treats you badly shows self-confidence, either, as Nehring seems to suggest.

1 comment:

Steph said...

I couldn't agree more. This is one of my bugaboos, along with people who romanticize mental illness (especially those who suffer from it) and those who think creativity and dramatic self-immolation are inseparable.

Great blog--you write beautifully about really thoughtful topics.