To be honest, I consider myself a realist about marriage. If my friends are being honest, they'd tell you I was cynical. And maybe I am, but let me make my case. I think the notion of marriage is something worth aspiring to, but I believe people have lost sight of what it's truly supposed to be about. A marriage is supposed to be about committing your life and love to another, and allowing them to make your quality of life better, but there's so much out there demeaning it. Like say, Linsey Ray, a woman whose plastic surgery costs as much as her actual wedding itself.
E! reality show Bridalplasty is a prime example of what I'm talking about. On the show, women had to compete against each other for the chance to win plastic surgery procedures to get their dream wedding. Call me crazy, but a dream wedding to me is one that results in a faithful and lasting marriage. I can kind of wrap my head around wanting to look and feel your best on your wedding day, if plastic surgery helps you to do that that, you do what you have to do. It's an important day -- but it's not just about you.
Brides walking down the aisle always have all eyes on them, but sometimes she feels she needs to make absolute sure that their guests are doing just that. At least, that's what Linsey Rey seemed to think. Although not a contestant on the show, plastic surgery is still part of making her dream wedding come true. She's getting her tummy tucked and breasts lifted, to the point where the cost is equivalent to the ceremony itself -- and her and the husband-to-be can't even afford a honeymoon. [via Jezebel]
Ray sobbed to Good Morning America that having to wear multiple tank tops to try and keep everything sucked in, is the "worst thing in the world" but isn't marriage for better or for worse? I get having insecurities and body issues, but that just seems so extreme. I'm a firm believer in "to each, their own" but it's things like this that make me wonder when marriage became almost more about the superficial things, rather than what it truly stands for.
So tell me, am I reading too far into this? How do you guys feel? Is this what marriage should be about?