Thursday, August 21, 2014

Reasons why there's no such thing as 'ridiculous' in Love

If you’re ever hesitant about a relationship and think that it's arguably “questionable,” think again... because the words love and ridiculous should be synonymous already. Whether they're crazy circumstances or crazy thoughts, allow me to let you in on a secret: there's no such thing as crazy when it comes to love. Below are a few of many reasons why you shouldn't be afraid to embrace the crazier types of romantic instances, the types that challenge traditional archetypes. Enjoy!

7-Times Divorced
In America, almost 50% of marriages now end in divorce. That’s not a very uplifting statistic, but what is a bit more encouraging is the fact that some people never give up on finding the one they want to be with for the rest of their lives. Actresses like Elizabeth Taylor, Zsa Zsa Gabor and Lana Turner were divorced upwards of not once, not twice but seven times. If you thought jumping into a new relationship after a terrible breakup was ridiculous, imagine that multiplied by 7.

Long Distance
For some jobs, it’s impossible to avoid long distance. Katy Perry and her past boyfriend Russell Brand had hectic work schedules and were often apart. David Beckham and his wife Victoria were doing half-year long distance relationships when David was stationed in LA. It seems like many other couples, left, right and center, are engaged in some form of long-distance relationship with difficult time differences. But that’s totally doable nowadays, with the help of technology.

Biggest age gap
Forget anybody who’s ever questioned your taste or choice in men or women, because it couldn’t possibly come close to these. Actor Doug Hutchison was age 51 and his wife, Courtney Stodden was only 16 when they got hitched in Vegas. The youngest of the Jonas Brothers, Nick, dated singer Delta Goodrem who was 9 years his senior. He was only 18. If that’s not enough, take a look at who Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen are now dating respectively. There are the generic cute couples, then there are some strange couples, and then there are couples who couldn’t care less what anyone else thinks.

86 Years Together
It’s easy to get swept away by society’s ‘norm’ of what is considered appropriate timing, but numbers really don’t matter. No matter how short (or long), some relationships will always be functional. Just take Herbert and Zelmyra for example, they’ve been together for 86 years and hold a Guinness World's Record for it. 86 years may feel like a very very very long time for some, but to them, it was just a fun journey. 

Real love at first sight
"I think we both knew from the moment we met that we wanted to marry each other.” For some, that couldn’t sound any more ridiculous, but it was a dream-come-true for Kristin Cavallari and hubby Jay Cutler.
Fashion tycoon Tom Ford said something similar about his partner of 27 years, who he first met in an elevator. "I decided in that elevator ride that I was going to marry him. He ticked every box, and—boom—by the time we got to the floor, I was like, sold."

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