So what did happen to happily ever after? I’ve been noticing lately how recently begun relationships around me have started to go down hill and eventually just disappear quite quickly. Most last a few weeks, the lucky ones last months, but all of them seem to end one way or the other. One hasn’t even gotten over the joy of a great start, the stomach butterflies of seeing the person again, and the whole world of possibilities, when wham, it’s over.
I remember, once upon a time, when one fell hard and fast for someone and it lasted. The feelings lasted, the relationship lasted, it grew, it changed, it developed, but it didn’t end. What is going on now? Is it the immediatism of our society today? The commodities of technology and the disposability of things in general that have crossed over to our love lives as well? Is it a lack of commitment or a taking people for granted, or just thinking that there’s so many people around why stick to just one? Have we become this careless and irresponsible towards others? Do we just don’t care anymore? When did this happen? Why?
Sure I know my share of well established relationships. Couples who have been together for years. Couples who you see together and immediately think they belong together and were somehow meant to be. But those are relationships that were birthed in another era. That was pretechnological boom, before we had email, before blogs, or FB or twitter. They were set before all this craziness. But what is happening now? Who or what stole the ever lasting love? Where did it go? I want to know, don’t you?