What woman doesn’t want to be Carrie Bradshaw? Right? The shoes, the men, the apartment, the life! Well,
Sex and the City
is a good tv show, but when it comes down to it, Carrie’s just shoving it in our faces that, yes, real life love kinda sucks.
When you read between the lines, here’s what you get:
Cheaters always cheat
If Mr. Big can cheat on the first Mrs. Big, he can just as easily cheat on the next.
He’s probably not into you
In real life, if he doesn’t call, it’s usually not because he’s leading you toward a romantic surprise. Although we all wish it were.
On again off again relationships don’t work
Years of back and forth, yes-no-maybe-ing is more of an emotional hurricane than a romantic rollercoaster, unlikely to end in a white horse galloping off into the distance.
Lying to your friends is a bigger crime than lying to your man
Friends are forever, boys are whatever. Lie to your boyfriend and the worst that can happen is he dumps you a few days earlier than planned. Lie to your girlfriends, you’re sent to a hell-like social exile.
There are men everywhere
Don’t sweat the small stuff, you know what I'm saying? There are bigger fish in the sea, lots of bigger fish!
The tragedies of real relationships are fun to watch on the big screen, played out by fabulous women in luxurious furs and skyscraper heels. But don’t be fooled, it’s a good drama and not a drama you should wish upon yourself. We can learn from Carrie and all of her Louboutin-strutting ways, but you know what? Single is good. Single is okay, and single is drama free.