Reviews haven’t been stellar for the newly-minted Baz Luhrmann version of the Fitzgerald classic. But maybe the problem is that this version of Gatsby simply isn’t delivering what the modern American audience wants—a romantic comedy.
It’s true that you rarely hear about the breakup that just went great, with both parties emerging unscathed and even happy about the outcome. These unicorns of the breakup world are rare, but they do exist.
I don’t know about you, but I’ve nursed most of my breakups with Facebook stalking, Ben & Jerry’s and a chaser of Tequila.
Perhaps it takes open-minded optimism about an uncharted future, or the wisdom (and maybe regret) of looking back, to be in a place where women consider proposing to a man not just socially acceptable, but also something they’d realistically do.
You don’t get to be America’s Sweetheart by playing dumb. Witherspoon instantly knew to spin the situation to win maximum brownie points from the couple-loving public.
Some of the rules are rational, but difficult for those of us who relish the irrational after a breakup. Others might seem outside the box.
Delaying that big party not only gives you something to celebrate and to really look forward to, but it also lets you craft a ceremony that means more to you as a couple.
In the right circumstances, a planned breakup can be the result of a meaningful and honest conversation in which both parties are fully honest with themselves and each other.
Jada Pinkett Smith, longtime wife of Will Smith, dropped a bomb this week, when she implied in an interview with Huffpost Live that she and her megastar husband have an open marriage.