On becoming a power couple

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One thing that gets on my nerves is how everyone is trying to mimic their love lives after so-called celebrity power couples. One of the most infamous celebrity power couples of our time is Jay-Z and Beyonce, and while I respect their relationship, I do not try to emulate my marriage after theirs for a few reasons:

1. They have been together for over ten years. Think back to the rumors that they were dating when she was 19 or 20. Even though they denied it, we all now know that it’s true. So, they’ve had a lot more time to build and improve their relationship than I have.

2. They are rich. I’m sorry, but any couple that is not rich cannot begin to relate to a couple that is rich. Money is a main issue in any marriage (or the lack of it), so the fact that they don’t have to worry about money makes their relationship completely different. I’m not going to say easier (although it probably is a lot more stress-free) but I will say different.

3. I don’t know them. What they portray in the media is beautiful, but I don’t know them. They could just be putting on for the camera for all I know. I used to think that Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston and Will Smith and Jada Pinkett were the perfect power-couples, and boy was I wrong about that. The truth is, people only show you what they want you to see.

So while I respect their relationship, I do not want their relationship. I want my marriage to be as good as it can be, which is why I focus less on where they are and what they are doing, and more on where my husband is and what we can be doing. Just my thoughts.

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